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BREC steps up opposition to legislation that would split up parks

BREC is stepping up its opposition to a bill by Sen. Bodi White, R-Central, that would break up the parish parks system and create three new smaller agencies to run parks and recreation in the cities of Central and Zachary and in the prospective city of St. George once it is incorporated.

Baton Rouge-area home sales climb 36% in March

Home sales in the Baton Rouge-area spiked in March, as buyer demand continued largely unabated in the face of rising home prices and mortgage...

Charter operator to begin air service between Baton Rouge and Gulf Shores this summer

Baton Rouge Metro Airport is getting a new direct air service to the beach this summer through charter operator Ultimate Jetcharters, according to a...

Roundup: Vaccination milestone / Waterways closed / Industrial production

State tops 1 million: Louisiana’s health department today announced more than 1 million Louisianans are fully vaccinated, meaning they have received both doses of...

Dream Tart Desserts bakery offers flavorful, custom-designed creations

For Misbah Ullah, 2021 has already been a busy year. In February, she turned her baking hobby into a career. Ullah noticed cream tarts rising...

Louisiana loses 7,500 oil and gas jobs during pandemic

Employment in Louisiana’s oil and gas industry has been declining since 2014 and took another big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 7,500 more...

Louisiana lawmakers weigh expansion, taxation of medical marijuana

A House Republican leader's bid to expand Louisiana's medical marijuana program and allow smokable cannabis started to gain traction today, as lawmakers advanced a...

Roundup: Economic rebound / Moderna vaccine / Chevron wind investment

Fed survey: A Federal Reserve survey has found that the economy was rebounding in late February through early April, helped by billions of dollars...

Louisiana tax rewrite drawing business resistance

Republican state lawmakers trying to muscle through a wide-ranging rewrite of Louisiana’s tax laws today ran into the same problem that has bedeviled previous...
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Metro Council asked to weigh in on phasing out of state inventory tax

The Broome administration is asking the Metro Council to approve a resolution at its meeting later today “strongly opposing” a bill to eliminate the state’s inventory tax—unless any such measure would supplement the revenue loss for all parish taxing jurisdictions.

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