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JR Ball

JR Ball: The sound and fury of tax reform

Interested in a little foreshadowing into how political life will play out next year once Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislators embark upon...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Why Baton Rouge got trumped on DXC deal

It is customary for the superlatives to fly on the day a major economic development deal is unveiled. So it was, perhaps, not surprising...

Publisher: The elephant in the classroom

A recent front-page story on alternative schools in The Advocate referred to a state report of three-dozen schools and 139 programs that face challenges...

King Alexander: Tax reform should not come on backs of students and universities

LSU president F. King Alexander worries the tax reform measures making their way through Congress will, if not modified, increase the financial challenges facing...

Ascension business leaders pushing for new form of parish government

Business leaders Brandon Trosclair, left, and John Scanlan are leading the move to replace the elected Ascension Parish president’s job with an elected city...
JR Ball

JR Ball: The ‘shocking’ story of redistricting in Louisiana

A group calling itself Fair Districts Louisiana is out to pull off the impossible: Get power-addicted elected officials to give up a power that—among...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Why historic tax credits matter

The preservation and development communities often find themselves at odds over regulations that dictate what you can—and can’t—do to old buildings in historic neighborhoods. But...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Entrepreneurs deserve the best; endorsements for Nov. 18 election

The Capital City will soon celebrate entrepreneurship and those who take risks to create companies and the jobs we need. BREW (Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship...
JR Ball

JR Ball: The First Amendment goes à la carte

What is happening to us? Since when—in the name of all things red, white and blue—did the U.S. Constitution become a buffet-style affair? Perhaps I...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Crumbling academic buildings? LSU has a lazy river!

A recent issue of the esteemed Chronicle of Higher Education  takes LSU to task for its new lazy river, a luxury lounge pool that is...

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