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Publisher: Governor, it’s decision time on Louisiana’s ‘fiscal cliff’

After raising temporary taxes and given time to find solutions, two years later Louisiana is back to another showdown on the “fiscal cliff” with...

Learning from the past: GO Zone initiatives could again help Baton Rouge

With much of New Orleans swamped by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina, the use of GO Zone financing helped rebuild the city. (Photo by Liz...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Baton Rouge property tax bills get scrooged

There’s a bounty of reasons to love the Christmas and holiday season but, for me, it’s the tradition of it all. The semi-freshly cut...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Building a tech ecosystem in Louisiana

Louisiana frequently finds itself at or near the bottom of lists that measure things like educational attainment, mortality rates and poverty levels. Yet another to...
Baton Rouge McCollister

Publisher: A watch list for Baton Rouge in 2018

The new year is sure to be an interesting one in Baton Rouge. Here are just a few items to keep your eye on: ...

Key Issues in 2018: Is this the year Louisiana tackles fiscal reform?

A CLIFFHANGER: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has talked of the need to reform the state’s tax code since being elected in 2016; facing...

Key Issues in 2018: A smaller, quieter St. George incorporation campaign on the horizon

ANOTHER TRY: The organizers of the first St. George incorporation effort—Dustin Yates, Norman Browning and Joshua Hoffpauir—are expected to make another bid in 2018....

Sharon Weston Broome ‘looking forward’ after rocky first year as Baton Rouge mayor

SECOND VERSE: After a rocky first year in office, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome seems to have found her footing, but many of the issues...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Staring into the abyss of the unknown

Another year—and another Festivus airing of grievances—is almost in the books. It was a bigly year of Trump, as in President Donald J., transition...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: The challenges of fighting child pornography

Literally every other week, on average, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office issues a press release announcing the arrest of someone, or several people,...

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