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Gov. John Bel Edwards’ idea to tax corporate sales has little support among business...

(Photo by The Associated Press) Weeks ahead of the legislative session that kicks off on April 10—and during which Gov. John Bel Edwards hopes to...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: BESE should strengthen standards now

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meets March 29 to decide on when to submit Louisiana’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the...
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Riegel: The dirty fight over a flood recovery contract

When a contract worth somewhere between $250 million and $350 million is up for grabs, you have to know it’s not going to go...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Judge Mike Erwin should step down

Editor's note: This column has been updated since its original publication to clarify the position taken is based on proof obtained by the author,...
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Riegel: Question marks during a period of transition

On March 15, more than three months after her election, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s transition team leaders were scheduled at last to release the...

Why equal pay advocates feel Louisiana will finally make progress on its worst-in-the-nation ranking

For a state consistently ranked as having the largest pay gap between working men and women in the country, 2017 is showing new promise...

The future for the proposed Bridge Center looks bleaker than ever

(File photo) For the second time in three months, an effort to fund a mental health diversion center in Baton Rouge has effectively failed. The first...

Debris cleanup since the August flood has come with a hefty price tag

(Photo by iStock) Endless piles of debris lined the streets of the Capital Region after historic floods swamped hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Will ‘tax reform’ work for Louisiana?

We just came through another special session that wound down to the last day before a deal was struck to make some cuts and...
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Riegel: The futility of community dialogue

Baton Rouge will soon face what, inevitably, will become a pivotal moment in its history. That moment might come a week from now. It...

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