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Board of Regents Master Plan

Developing Louisiana talent key to Regents’ Master Plan update

Within the next 20 years, expect college—and high school—as we know it in Louisiana to look significantly different. Specifically, the way in which students move from...
industry

Industry battling over state appointments and river pilot fees

Even as alleged improprieties in the selection of its at-large commissioners are hashed out in 19th Judicial District Court, industry representatives on the Louisiana Pilotage...
Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur: Jeff Herman

SWEET EPIPHANY A Sunday morning sweet tooth in 2011 turned Jeff Herman from an aspiring entrepreneur into a purveyor of some of Baton Rouge’s most...
Executive Spotlight

Executive Spotlight: Brian Nizzo

Position: Vice president-Chief lending officer Company: First American Bank Age: 35 Family: Wife, Brittney, and two daughters: Caroline, 9, and Lucy, 4 Hometown: Donaldsonville, Louisiana Education: Marketing and banking degrees from...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Baton Rouge just fine with sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein would be right at home in Baton Rouge. Why wouldn’t the man who can’t keep his hands to himself not love a place...
Metro Council MARC facility

Stung! How a taxpayer-funded mosquito abatement facility nearly doubles in price

After years of rubber-stamping escalating spending requests, the Metro Council is now wondering how the cost of a planned $6.5 million mosquito abatement facility...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Why we remain so unfriendly to pedestrians

Baton Rouge recently made another one of those dubious lists that highlights the bad things about places. This one, titled “Deadly by Design” and...
Metro Council Gary Beard

Who is Gary Beard and how does he keep landing public contracts?

In his nearly 40-year career, Gary Beard has found work as an engineer, a legislator, a failed candidate for statewide office and an inventor—according...
Rolfe McCollister

Publisher: Louisiana faced with the future—again

Brian Solis is an author, digital analyst and futurist. He travels the globe and sees the evidence of disruption daily—and what lies ahead. He...
taxes

How to plan your 2019 taxes after Trump overhaul

President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul brought with it many changes that will affect the way Baton Rougeans do business, take out deductions and...

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