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JR Ball: The real ITEP problem  

Go on, get angry at Gov. John Bel Edwards for creating the mess that’s become of the Industrial Tax Exemption Program. Stomp your feet...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Will ‘race’ drive decisions in 2019?

Will a new year bring a modicum of harmony to the Baton Rouge political scene or will race continue to divide us? That’s the question...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: The final chapter in landman’s environmental crusade?

Ten years ago, Baton Rouge landman Dan Collins did a risky and politically unpopular thing, when he filed an environmental whistleblower lawsuit against the...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Broome is making the case for St. George

When the Metro Council voted in early September not to put Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s proposed 5-mill property tax for road improvements on the...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Running out of places to hide from Mother Nature

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward the southeast U.S. earlier this month, we in south Louisiana breathed a collective sigh of relief. This monster, the spaghetti...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Local control over Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program makes sense

Gov. John Bel Edwards set off alarm bells in June 2016, when he issued an executive order designed to rein in the state’s Industrial Tax...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Sidewalk spat says a lot about parochial Baton Rouge

When the board of directors of the Stanford Oaks Property Owners Association voted in June to close to the public a sidewalk through their...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Helping the autistic transition into adulthood

Like many parents whose children were being diagnosed in the early 2000s with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Steve and Sharon Whitlow did everything they could...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: How long will Louisiana ignore fiscal reform?

It’s hard to decide which of the travesties of the recent Legislative session to be more upset about: The failure of the gasoline tax...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: The start of something good

In March 2016, Dave Treppendahl made a major bet on north Baton Rouge, when he acquired the dilapidated Hawthorne Heights Apartments at 2136 N....

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