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A conversation with Kathy Edmonston on the fight against Common Core

(Photography by Collin Richie: Kathy Edmonston) The recent Board of Elementary and Secondary Education elections were basically a clean sweep for business interests that support...

Publisher: A wish list for 2016

It’s a new year full of possibilities and potential. So what goals have you set for yourself, your family and your business—and what do...

Capital Region Legislative Delegation’s Errin Flynn offers the best advice she has ever received

(Photo by Brian Baiamonte) Errin Flynn Executive Director, Capital Region Legislative Delegation Age: 38 “For as long as I can remember, my father has instilled the importance...

Business groups have high hopes for working with the John Bel Edwards administration, at...

(Associated Press photo) A recent newspaper headline suggested the honeymoon may be already over for Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards. Perhaps it is in some quarters,...

Stephanie Riegel: Higher ed sinks while we scream about LSU football

During the recent Thanksgiving holidays, Europe was still reeling from the Paris bombings, Turkey was shooting Russian planes out of the sky, and the...

A look at the millages East Baton Rouge Parish property owners pay

Ever wonder how much you’re going to pay in property taxes in East Baton Rouge Parish? The biggest variables, obviously, are the value of...

Stephanie Riegel: A long journey awaits Baton Rouge’s airport

The same week the Baton Rouge Metro Airport released a new study designed to measure its passenger “leakage” and explore ways to address the...

Does Baton Rouge need a 24-hour misdemeanor detention facility to help combat crime?

In an effort to clear a massive criminal case backlog, some Baton Rouge law enforcement officials have suggested opening a 24-hour detention facility to house...

Publisher: Don’t punish hard work and success

As voters elect a new governor, many business groups are preparing for the first special session, and each group has its new “agenda” of...

Stephanie Riegel: Solving a CRISIS

The next time you’re sitting in one of those maddening traffic jams that seem increasingly frequent on I-10 of late, you can take solace...

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