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‘Times-Picayune’ endorses Waguespack in gubernatorial election 

The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com today announced it is endorsing former Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President Stephen Waguespack for governor. 

Sen. Cassidy wants the federal minimum wage to rise, but by how much? 

Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is backing a new effort to raise the federal minimum wage even as the Louisiana Legislature back home has rejected attempts to increase hourly pay on a state level year after year, USA Today Network reports. 

Alford: Kennedy’s PAC has national ambitions

If you read this column last week, you already know U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has a new affiliated political action committee called Common Sense for America that will engage in a handful of Louisiana elections this fall.

‘LaPolitics’: Landry expected to be central target in tonight’s debate

If last week’s televised gubernatorial forum left you wanting more from the candidates, then you’ll want to be in front of a television or a screen later tonight. 

Large donor to Louisiana GOP caught up in SCOTUS controversy 

A large donor to the Republican Party of Louisiana and to GOP Attorney General candidate Elizabeth Murrill played a pivotal role in the U.S....

LABI’s latest policy agenda combines old, new proposals

LA23, the new strategic plan the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry released today, restates many of the goals that business advocates have lobbied...

LABI calls for phaseout of personal income tax, higher local collections

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says the state’s personal income tax should be phased out.
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How candidates for governor propose keeping LSU competitive

Six of the seven major candidates for Louisiana governor presented their ideas to keep LSU competitive as the state’s flagship university at a forum held Wednesday evening at the university’s Student Union. 

The Metro Council is taking up an estimated $8.6M tax break for ExxonMobil

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council later this month will consider granting a property tax exemption to ExxonMobil estimated to be worth about $8.6 million over 10 years. 
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Alford: What’s next for John Kennedy, LABI and campaign finance? 

What’s next for John Kennedy? After capturing a few news cycles this year and last for thinking about and then not running for governor, U.S....

How each gubernatorial candidate plans to handle the expiring sales tax

The next governor of Louisiana will almost immediately be forced to deal with the loss of $500 million in state revenue when the temporary .45-cent sales tax expires in 2025

LaPolitics Q&A: Pelican Institute’s Daniel Espamer talks fiscal cliff, BESE and more

LaPolitics: The temporary state sales tax structure is something your organization has been warning folks about. Pelican recently called it the "next fiscal cliff."...
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Alford: Leadership changes in the works at LABI, LED and C100

Three organizations that reside inside the beating heart of commerce in the Bayou State—the Committee of 100; Louisiana Association of Business and Industry; and Louisiana Economic Development—will all have new leadership installed over the next five months.

Metro Council member is calling for a clear media policy following lawsuit

Kiran Chawla, publisher of online news site Unfiltered with Kiran, has sued East Baton Rouge city-parish government and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul,...
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Louisiana governor candidates tell how they would boost state’s tourism

Reducing crime, retaining tax credits for film productions and legalizing marijuana are ways Louisiana’s gubernatorial candidates say the state could boost its tourism industry.
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‘LaPolitics’: Five questions regarding the October election 

LaPolitics: Is it just us or are there more candidacy challenges than usual this year? John Tobler, deputy secretary of state for communications: “While we...
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Federal government to begin regulating nursing home staffing 

The federal government will, for the first time, dictate staffing levels at nursing homes, the Biden administration said this morning, responding to systemic problems bared by mass COVID-19 deaths.

Both sides in the St. George incorporation fight have filed arguments with Louisiana Supreme...

The litigants in the ongoing legal fight over the possible incorporation of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish have filed their briefs with the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Louisiana lawmakers convene task force to help distressed municipalities 

A new legislative task force is looking at how to help Louisiana’s municipalities survive.

BRAC rolls out statewide election platform 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released its 2023 legislative and gubernatorial election platform, calling for transformative policy strategies on education, economic development, fiscal policy, infrastructure, sustainability, and crime.