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JR Ball

JR Ball: The curious case of Lea Anne Batson

Let’s be clear: I have no clue whether or not Lea Anne Batson should be fired from her job as the Baton Rouge city-parish...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: A new road map for funding infrastructure?

The latest effort by the business community to get state lawmakers behind a plan to invest in the state’s crumbling roads and bridges is...
rolfe mccollister

Publisher: Will ‘race’ drive decisions in 2019?

As a new year starts, we are hopeful of growth and progress in our community. There are many opinions and predictions shared in this...

Alford: Welcome to the Year of the Pig

We're done with Christmas and the year is only slightly new. A Louisiana team seems to be headed to the Super Bowl and Twelfth...

Alford: The anything-can-happen election

For the past 28 years, Louisiana’s incoming governors have alternated party labels four times. From the perch of 2019, looking back over those years,...

Alford: They said it in 2018 (And in 1993)

Remember 2018? It was 12 months long, as I recall, with four different seasons that appeared sporadically in some order or another. It was...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Building trust in Baton Rouge through transparency

James Madison, he of fourth president fame, may have been foreshadowing modern-day Baton Rouge in 1832 when he said, “A popular government, without popular...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: The Baton Rouge postal service problem

There are days, no doubt, when we all feel like throwing our workload in the trash or, perhaps, down a storm drain, as a...

Publisher: People are the new companies

Last month, my friend, Buzzy Thibodeaux, shared something significant as we were discussing the future and disruption for Baton Rouge. He made the point...

Alford: Nice guys, quiet voices and the race for Louisiana governor

If you’re planning to run for governor and you haven’t revealed your intentions or leanings to a sizable crowd, then Jeremy Alford says “you...

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