Louisiana Economic Recovery Task Force takes notes from tax relief expert

For Louisiana’s business community to come out stronger post-COVID-19, state lawmakers must push for best practices involving business tax relief, a national tax expert told members of the Louisiana Economic Recovery Task Force during...

Hotel activity showing slight increases as L’Auberge prepares to reopen Friday

In a small sign of hope that commercial activity is beginning to return to the beleaguered hospitality sector, local hoteliers report a slight increase in activity over the recent Memorial Day holiday. “There has been...

Legislators make play to control $811M in federal aid earmarked for local governments

Louisiana lawmakers are trying to take control from Gov. John Bel Edwards of the $811 million in federal money earmarked for local governments in the massive coronavirus relief package passed by Congress in late...

How do you enforce social distancing? Restaurant owners say it’s not easy

Nearly one week into the phased reopening that has allowed restaurants to resume limited table service and nonessential retailers to welcome customers back to their stores, establishment owners are dealing with two problems they...

Census snapshot: More than half of state’s households see income losses

As of May 12, about 1.9 million Louisiana residents—or 55.7% of adults statewide responding to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey—were living in households where someone experienced a loss in employment income. That’s up from...

Dismukes: Oil price recovery has begun, but crude could remain below $50/barrel until 2028

Oil prices have inched back up in recent weeks, after plummeting to historic lows one month ago, suggesting a recovery in world oil prices is underway, according to economist David Dismukes, executive director of...

It’s a property tax reassessment year. How will assessor account for COVID-19?

While the East Baton Rouge Parish tax assessor is largely done with 2020 reassessments, he’s continuing to seek guidance on how to adjust these assessments to account for the potential impact of COVID-19 on...

East Baton Rouge Parish leads state in new coronavirus cases in May

With more than 1,150 positive cases of the novel coronavirus diagnosed since May 1, East Baton Rouge Parish is leading the state in cases diagnosed this month.  The Baton Rouge figures are roughly twice that...

Baton Rouge businesses, entities figuring out how to reopen public restrooms

Americans are making it clear that they won't be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go—to the bathroom, that is, the Washington Post reports....

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