Top honors: Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore was awarded the Calogero Justice Award by the Louisiana Bar Foundation at its 36th annual Fellows Gala on April 22. The recognition is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their profession, bringing credit and honor to the legal profession and for their significant contribution to the Louisiana justice system. The LBF also presented these awards: 2021 Distinguished Jurist award to Carl J. Barbier; Distinguished Attorney to Gordon L. James; and Distinguished Professor to Dian Tooley-Knoblett. Read more.
Federal income tax: Nineteen of the nation’s largest companies paid very little in federal income tax last year, according to a new report provided exclusively to Axios by left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress. Four companies paid less than zero in federal income tax, including AT&T, Charter Communications, American International Group and Dow Inc. Read the full story from Axios.
Soaring: Home-price growth accelerated in February as demand remained robust and a shortage of supply limited the volume of home sales, The Wall Street Journal reports. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 19.8% in the year that ended in February, up from a 19.1% annual rate the prior month. February marked the highest annual rate of price growth since August. Read more.