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‘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-...

Detente between state, LSU AgCenter over medical marijuana grower

Tensions appear to have eased between state Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain and the LSU AgCenter over its growing partner in the state’s upstart...
Mississippi River bridge

Environmental report on Baton Rouge I-10 widening delayed until summer

While originally set to be released in December, the final environmental assessment report for the proposed widening of Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge won’t...

Probe of ousted tax commissioner wraps, no word on formal charges

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor has completed its months-long investigation into the former top staffer at the Louisiana Tax Commission, Charles Abels III, who was...
Metro Council

Metro Council to form search committee for new parish attorney

The Metro Council will form a five-member search committee to review and recommend candidates for a parish attorney position that came open in January...
LSU

LSU getting into the game with unprecedented fundraising quest

What will it take for LSU to lead Louisiana and impact the world? It’s a more than $1.3 billion question the university system wants...

Baton Rouge firms make pitch on state flood control management projects

The state Office of Community Development heard oral presentations today from firms vying for a three-year contract—worth anywhere from $20 million to $50 million—to...

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