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JR Ball: Living life in our Louisiana welfare state

It should come as a surprise to exactly no one that few states dole out more financial incentives in the name of economic development...
Stephanie Riegel Louisiana

Riegel: Louisiana stays stuck in the problems of the past

On the same day that U.S. News and World Report issued its annual list of the Best States, ranking Louisiana dead last for the...
Rolfe McCollister Edwards

Publisher: Rankings bad news for Gov. John Bel Edwards

U.S. News & World Report is a “recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings.” Three years ago, about...

Alford: The trumping of Louisiana

President Donald Trump's promise of new I-10 bridge sort of stole the show when he visited Lake Charles last week. But several other stories,...
JR Ball Louisiana

JR Ball: A golf clap for BREC

Anyone who even occasionally glances at this column knows I have something of an issue about the number of golf courses BREC operates in...
Stephanie Riegel Louisiana

Riegel: Inefficiencies of the Baton Rouge entrepreneurial ecosystem

At first glance, a recent study by Emergent Method on the status of Baton Rouge’s entrepreneurial ecosystem could be relegated to the category of...
Rolfe McCollister Edwards

Publisher: Thank you, Joe Alleva

Joe Alleva and his wife, Annie, joined the LSU family on April 4, 2008. As athletic director, Alleva was in charge of 21 sports...

Alford: Session offering up plenty of distractions

If there’s anything senators like discussing more than politics, it’s themselves, which was evident last week when the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee debated...

Alford: Running on one ticket

It has been nearly a year since I was sitting across from Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, interviewing him for an online video episode of...
JR Ball Louisiana

JR Ball: Yo, state legislators, stay out of Baton Rouge’s business

Fortunately, state Sen. Bodi White came to his legislative senses long enough to declare one of the most ridiculous bills ever authored in our...

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