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Tax reform bills could improve Louisiana’s business rating

It took until the last day of the session, but Louisiana lawmakers succeeded in passing a tax reform package Thursday that would simplify a...

Sterling children accept settlement offer; judge dismisses case

A 19th Judicial District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city-parish and former Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni on behalf...

LABI celebrates business legislative victories

As the 2021 regular legislative session wrapped up Thursday, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry singled out a list of bills passed by...

‘LaPolitics’: The session is over but not the decisions

The wheeling and dealing and cheerleading and screaming have ended, thanks to a final adjournment from both chambers in time for the regular session’s...

Library, mosquito officials uncertain about rededicating tax dollars for drainage

Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System and Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control are trying to gauge what would happen to their...

New Mississippi River bridge makes earmarks list in congressional highway bill

While much attention of late has been focused on the uncertain fate of President Biden’s massive infrastructure stimulus package, currently stalled on Capitol Hill, a congressional committee worked literally through the night on a separate bill that includes money for specific bridge and highway projects in Louisiana, including a new Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana tax swap plans win final passage to reach ballot

A long-recommended proposal to untie Louisiana's income tax collections from federal tax payments won passage today, the legislative session's last day, sending the concept...

Dwight Hudson wants voters to rededicate portion of library, mosquito tax dollars for drainage

Metro Council member Dwight Hudson will soon push for a measure asking voters to rededicate a portion of tax dollars from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System and Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control to pay for drainage and sewerage upkeep.

Louisiana session enters final stretch with tax issues yet to be settled

Louisiana lawmakers went into the final day of the legislative session this morning still negotiating over roadwork spending and other financial issues, while preparing...

WBRZ-TV to broadcast sports betting content

Baton Rouge ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV today announced it has entered into a content distribution agreement with sports betting network VSiN.  As Louisiana moves closer to...

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