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LSU announces faculty pay raises

LSU interim president Tom Galligan today announced the university is opening a 3% merit raise pool for each department.

Baton Rouge working on electric vehicle charging station buildout

A settlement from 2015 means more electric vehicle charging stations could be coming to the Baton Rouge area. Currently, Baton Rouge has around a dozen EV charging sites. Many are clustered downtown, and only one, an Entergy charging station, is located in north Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge riverboat casino revenues up 242% from prior May

With pandemic-era regulations lifted, Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos saw revenues increase approximately 242% in May compared to the year prior.

Judge throws out some claims by Brown & Root against CSRS subsidiary, top executives

A 19th Judicial District Court judge has dismissed claims filed by Brown and Root Industrial Services against Fides Consulting and its two top executives, who left BRIS in late 2020 to run the newly formed consulting firm, a subsidiary of CSRS.

BRAC to help coordinate business crime-fighting efforts

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber will spearhead efforts to organize a group of business owners determined to help address the city-parish’s violent crime problem.

Tim’s Garage relocating to North Boulevard

Tim’s Garage is moving one block down Hearthstone Drive to a building on North Boulevard.
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Edwards tight-lipped on whether he’ll veto bill to fund bridge construction

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to announce Thursday whether he’ll sign or veto several high-profile pieces of legislation. But a bill that would help fund a new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge will not be among them.

Baton Rouge industry leaders praise preliminary injunction against lease sales moratorium

Baton Rouge industry leaders and congressmen are applauding the preliminary injunction a Louisiana federal judge has issued against President Biden’s pause on new oil and gas lease sales in federal lands and waters.

Downtown Baton Rouge business owners react to homeless initiative

The Mayor’s Homelessness Prevention Coalition’s new initiative, announced at the Downtown Development District meeting today, aims to lower populations of panhandlers and the homeless in the Baton Rouge area.

As part of growth plan, EATEL expands fiber optics-rich services to Houma businesses

Building upon an amped-up growth strategy, EATEL Business is expanding its suite of fiber optics-rich services to Terrebonne Parish businesses.

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JR Ball: What the BREC is going on with Bodi White?

Why is state Sen. Bodi White so determined to break the Baton Rouge suburbs away from BREC and start an independent parks department?

Riegel: A realistic look at flooding in Baton Rouge

Flooding is a worsening problem in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana but are we really getting serious about addressing the situation?

Publisher: Honoring Louisiana’s revolutionary, Buddy Roemer

Remembering former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, a man who was a revolutionary and a leader in both business and politics.

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