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Water Institute out to protect the Baton Rouge water supply

The Water Institute of the Gulf is in the early stages of a study that will devise 50-year sustainable solutions for preventing saltwater intrusion...

Special elections loom for Louisiana Legislature

The fall elections have reshuffled seats in the Louisiana Legislature and will force a new round of special elections early next year. After the November...

Audit: Nearly $100K stolen from Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles by employees

Three state employees took $98,507 from the Office of Motor Vehicles for personal use between March and June 2017, according to an audit released...

After a national search, why did a career educator make the short list to...

In the wake of BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight’s August announcement that she will retire when her contract expires at the end of the year, the park...

Vowing transparency, Broome launches Baton Rouge budget-tracking site

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome launched Open Checkbook BR this morning, a companion website to the Open Data BR portal, which will provide “unprecedented” public...

Louisiana won’t have new voting machines for 2019 elections

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says new voting machines will not be in place for the 2019 fall election cycle when the governor, attorney...

What would a St. George school district look like?

Imagine it’s the first day of school in the new, independent school district of St. George. If you’re a parent living in the district, you...

A Louisiana constitutional convention primer

I had but two goals while writing this column: To provide a better understanding of the ongoing constitutional convention issue in Louisiana as 2019...

Alford: A quick primer on a possible Louisiana constitutional convention

Jeremy Alford has two goals in his latest column: providing a better understanding of the constitutional convention issue and giving everyone a quick-hit primer on...

DDD OKs $762k budget for 2019

The Downtown Development District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the agency’s 2019 budget at this morning’s meeting, which features a mere .3% increase over...

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