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Rolfe McCollister: Gov. Landry is the man who wants to be king  

Louisiana has had governors who want to rule rather than serve.  Even those without the monarchical drive have significant power in our state, what with...

Rolfe McCollister: Gov. Landry is the man who wants to be king

Louisiana has had governors who want to rule rather than serve. Even those without the monarchical drive have significant power in our state, what with...

‘LaPolitics’: Louisiana’s new congressional map means the emergence of new politics

State Sen. Cleo Fields of Baton Rouge broke what may have been the least surprising political news of the month when he announced plans...
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Rolfe McCollister: Ideas for Baton Rouge’s next mayor

There is an organization, the International City/County Management Association, that includes professionals who manage cities. A majority of U.S. cities have a city manager. Baton...

From the publisher: A call for a new mindset

In the heart of our Capital Region, there’s a city filled with promise and typical challenges faced by any American metropolis. It’s time for...

Is it time for Louisiana to expand school choice? 

Louisiana’s school voucher program, which was first signed into law under former Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2008, provides low-income families with vouchers to send...

Rachel Alexander Cambre: Expanding school choice is overdue

Editor’s note: The viewpoints expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Business Report or its staff. Louisiana’s fight for...

In the Louisiana Legislature, sessions beget sessions

Between now and the regular session that begins in March, Gov. Jeff Landry is expected to recall lawmakers to Baton Rouge to focus on crime. Organizers were originally targeting Feb. 19 through March 6 for the policymaking gathering.
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‘LaPolitics’: Questions mount about the future of economic development

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry has named Anne Villa as the interim secretary of Louisiana Economic Development. Villa, who was previously undersecretary, will serve in the...
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Rolfe McCollister: BRAC needs bold, independent leadership

A new year means new opportunities. One such opportunity is hiring a new CEO for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. After 15 years, Adam...

MAPP CEO Mike Polito: Is the superintendent’s dismissal in the best interest of our...

In reflecting upon the recent decision of five members of our school board to not renew our superintendent's contract, I find myself compelled to voice my concern.
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Alford: Will politics give way to policies?

All 14 of the transition councils appointed by Gov.-elect Jeff Landry wrapped up their policy work last week, just in time for Christmas. The gift...

Alford: Inauguration fever will be costly 

The big day is quickly approaching. On Monday, Jan. 8, Gov.-elect Jeff Landry will become Gov. Jeff Landry and all of his supporters—from lobbyists and...

Rolfe McCollister: Is Louisiana tired of trashy?

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have a couple here that speak volumes. You see these and ask,...

Alford: What Louisiana House Republicans are focused on ahead of the next session

The leadership in the Republican-led House of Representatives in Baton Rouge is taking shape quicker than usual.  That’s mainly due to the October primary win...
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Alford: Landry, Legislature off to an early start

We have reached mid-November during a statewide election year and we already know who will fill the roles of governor, Senate president and speaker of the House. 
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Alford: Could local races drive turnout?

While there’s a great deal of attention focused on Louisiana’s remaining statewide runoffs for secretary of state, attorney general and treasurer, there are another 23 parishwide elections worth keeping tabs on this month. 
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Rolfe McCollister: Who will run for Baton Rouge mayor in 2024?

Editor's Note: This column expresses the opinion of the author only and does not constitute any endorsement by Business Report. Business Report does not...

Alford: Louisiana’s rush on Washington

Next year’s Washington Mardi Gras, slated for the week of Jan. 27, was already expected to be a record-breaking extravaganza with a 75th anniversary celebration on tap and former Saints quarterback Drew Brees wearing the king’s crown.  

Alford: Lawmakers remain focused on leadership races  

The internal legislative elections for president of the Louisiana Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives are developing rapidly as politicos wrap up the 2023 election cycle.