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Another rocky road facing gas tax bill in Louisiana Legislature

A gas tax bill crafted by a statewide industry group, Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads, and sponsored by Republican Baton Rouge Rep. Steve...
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When will work on the Government St. ‘road diet’ end?

Drive down Government Street and you’ll see a developing Electric Depot, a finished White Star Market, an array of restaurants—Soji, Elsie’s Plate and Pie,...

Carter bill would raise state gasoline tax, help build new Baton Rouge bridge

Baton Rouge Rep. Steve Carter has filed an ambitious and far-reaching bill that would eventually raise more than a $1 billion a year for...

Metro Council cleared to fire mosquito abatement director

A 19th Judicial District Court has cleared the way for the Metro Council to potentially fire the executive director of the East Baton Rouge...

Sen. Bodi White still working out ITEP reform legislation details

State Sen. Bodi White, who intends to co-file legislation to reform the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, said today that specifics are still being worked...

State senator urges Corps to push diversion projects to mitigate flood risks

State Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Prairieville, is calling for the advancement of a roughly $877 million sediment diversion effort—as well as more diversion projects in...

‘LaPolitics:’ Senate chairs look toward regular session

Senate Finance Chair Eric LaFleur says that since the deadlock in the Revenue Estimating Conference has nearly halted the early budgeting process, his committee...

MovEBR program manager bids move to selection board review

Several firms have responded to the Broome administration’s Request for Qualifications for two separate program managers to oversee more than $1 billion of road...

I-10 widening hampered by potential historic districts  

The state’s plans to widen a 3.5-mile stretch of Interstate 10 through the heart of Baton Rouge have been slowed, at least in part,...

To attract more students, LSU wants scholarship flexibility

In an effort to maximize its student recruiting efforts, LSU’s flagship Baton Rouge campus is asking for more autonomy in the awarding of need-...

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