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Graves: Shout it from the rooftops: Restaurants are open!

Todd Graves: Restaurants across Baton Rouge are open and it's important for the public to do business with this vital small business sector.

Alford: Government relations becoming adaptation game

As Gov. John Bel Edwards endorsed a sweeping proclamation last week that temporarily shuttered public schools and postponed elections, and as legislators voted to...

Waguespack: Take the #giftcardchallenge to help retailers thwart coronavirus impact

LABI President Stephen Waguespack is asking residents to embrace the #giftcardchallenge and purchase gift cards from local businesses.

Riegel: Reflecting on coronavirus and the new normal

I often think about the title float of a Mardi Gras parade I saw in New Orleans several years ago, in part because of...

Alford: No deadlines from the Legislature sidelines

As many of us already know from Schoolhouse Rock! and hopefully civics courses, bills are important to the legislative process because they have the...
Rolfe McCollister Business Report

Publisher: New school superintendent must be ‘the best’

The search for a new superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools must focus on but one criteria: Who is the best leader for the job?

Riegel: What rankings really tell us about the Baton Rouge economy

Recent rankings that have the Baton Rouge job market dropping 107 spaces basically tells us we're wedded to the health of the petrochemical industry.

Alford: Democrats have a legislative agenda, too

Much has been made in the mainstream media about the supermajority Republicans hold in the Louisiana Senate and the near supermajority they enjoy in...
JR Ball

JR Ball: St. George saga heads back to the Louisiana Legislature

St. George proponents claim what happens in the Louisiana Legislature this spring is more important than what happens in a Baton Rouge courtroom, but attorney Mary Olive Pearson says the issue of incorporation will ultimately be decided. by the state Supreme Court.

Alford: The Legislature’s need for speed 

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder is quite the gearhead, having worked as a certified mechanic before managing and then eventually owning his own garage in...