Roundup: 401(k) rule change / Economic Development Summit / Pelican Institute paper 

    Small business win: The Labor Department released a final rule to make it easier for small businesses to band together to create joint 401(k) retirement plans for workers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rule, which takes effect Sept. 30, broadens the ways companies could join together to offer retirement accounts, according to a department official. Read the full story. 

    Economic future: Early bird registration for BRAC’s Statewide Economic Development Summit closes this Thursday. The summit will bring together economic development practitioners, the business community and elected officials. Ticket pricing includes access to programming for both days of the summit. See the BRAC’s website for more information

    Dissent: In part two of its three-part series about Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion program, the Pelican Institute, a right-leaning think tank, has published an article detailing the organization’s disagreement with statements made by LSU and the Louisiana Department of Health in last year’s Medicaid expansion study. Pelican Institute has also published a policy paper about Medicaid.

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