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Roundup: Fiscal transparency / Vaccine lawsuit / Dollar Tree now $1.25

Grading state: Fiscal watchdog Truth in Accounting has given Louisiana’s annual financial report several low marks for transparency and grading the state an overall...
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Creating a new majority-minority EBR council district may prove difficult

The growth of East Baton Rouge Parish’s minority population over the past decade doesn’t necessarily mean redistricting will result in a new Black-majority Metro Council district.

US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year’s coronavirus recession.

Demand for funding to fix Louisiana water systems far exceeds available cash

With more than 500 applications submitted by Louisiana communities hoping to upgrade their failing water and sewer systems, lawmakers say there’s not enough money in the water sector program budget to fix everything.

Get to know Water Institute CEO Justin Ehrenwerth

In a way, everything came full circle for Justin Ehrenwerth when he landed at The Water Institute of the Gulf nearly five years ago. For a while, though, it was hard to predict the direction his life might take.

Renting a car in Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving weekend? It won’t come cheap

Baton Rouge is the 12th-most expensive city in the nation to rent a car for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the personal finance website FinanceBuzz finds.

Baton Rouge remains among nation’s lowest metros for housing inventory

Lack of inventory still appears to be affecting home sales. Baton Rouge was the metro area with the biggest year-over-year decline in active housing supply in September,

BREC wants its parks to be “sponges” for stormwater

BREC is working to ensure its facilities capture as much stormwater as possible, a parks system official says. The system’s work can help demonstrate how “green” infrastructure can work with “gray” infrastructure such as drainage pipes to reduce flood risk.

To reduce turnover, worker shortages, manage your talent like a supply chain 

In supply-chain management, you get what you plan for. Companies understand that principle when it comes to the goods that they consume and produce,...

Roundup: Jeff Landry / The case for Dave Aranda / Glass shortages

Back at it: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sent a letter to the state health department on Monday alleging that its plan to require...