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Metro Council members move to oust head of mosquito abatement agency

Two members of the Metro Council are calling for a hearing to fire Todd Walker, director of the Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent...
Metro Council MARC facility

Stung! How a taxpayer-funded mosquito abatement facility nearly doubles in price

After years of rubber-stamping escalating spending requests, the Metro Council is now wondering how the cost of a planned $6.5 million mosquito abatement facility...
Metro Council Gary Beard

Who is Gary Beard and how does he keep landing public contracts?

In his nearly 40-year career, Gary Beard has found work as an engineer, a legislator, a failed candidate for statewide office and an inventor—according...

Insurance commissioner’s race heats up

Tim Temple is putting his money where his mouth is, announcing Tuesday he has invested $800,000 of his own to challenge incumbent Insurance Commissioner...

GreenARMY to push bill limiting aquifer use by industrial companies

Among the environmental advocacy group GreenARMY’s wishlist this legislative session is a new bill to limit industrial use of a local aquifer. It’s also...

Metro Council, DDD frustrated over downtown library impasse

Ten months after a structural failure halted construction on the downtown library, elected officials and civic leaders are increasingly frustrated by the lack of...
Louisiana politics governor's race

Governor’s race mudslinging begins

After the last Louisiana governor’s race centered on prostitution allegations and questions of honesty and morality, voters might have hoped the competition for the...

Remember the Tara Wicker recall petition? No signatures were submitted

Six months have passed since a petition to recall Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker was filed in late July, but no signatures were ever officially...

LaPolitics: Pharmacies create marijuana association

The nine marijuana facilities licensed to do business in Louisiana have launched a Baton Rouge-based trade association to “advocate and support” the state’s medical...

Group pushing for Baton Rouge City Council still adding onto 1,000 signatures

Organizers pushing to bring back a Baton Rouge City Council say they’ve already collected more than 1,000 signatures since they started circulating petitions Jan....

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