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Legislative Auditor: Louisiana needs easier way to dissolve dying cities

Should Louisiana’s dying towns be kept on life support? The long-standing question dominated much of the discussion during Monday’s Press Club of Greater Baton...

After getting $500M in Texas tax breaks, Exxon cuts job creation forecast

Two years ago, ExxonMobil and its Saudi Arabian partner secured more than $500 million in tax incentives from Texas communities in which its huge...

Parish attorney search committee to meet Tuesday; one applicant drops out

More than a month after applications were due for the vacated East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney post, the search committee formed to recommend a...

News alert: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes St. George transition bill

Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed Senate Bill 229, which would have created a transition structure in the event voters approve the incorporation of...
development flood concerns

Development growth rises flood concerns in Ascension, Livingston

Decades ago, as the nation’s longest desegregation case dragged on in East Baton Rouge Parish schools, families began flocking to the lower housing cost...
legislative session business

How business fared during the Louisiana legislative session

No one had particularly lofty expectations for this year’s legislative session. It’s an election year, after all, which means lawmakers were reticent to do...
St. George

Politics making strange bedfellows in the anti-St. George camp

While no visible signs of any organized campaign to combat the city of St. George incorporation effort have yet emerged, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome...
Jay Dardenne Flood

Dardenne: state Comite funds can’t be used to match $255M for drainage projects

As city-parish leaders try to find a source for the $2 million a year needed to match $255 million in federal funds earmarked for...
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HUD issues guidelines enabling payout to 2016 Louisiana flood victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the legal guidance needed to implement the duplication of benefits fix for Louisiana’s 2016...
tort reform

If not tort reform, what’s the Louisiana solution to high auto insurance rates?

If state leaders want to score an election-year win with both the public and the business community, they would find a way to lower...

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