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Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: How Louisiana lost a $10 billion plant

It wasn’t easy for Tommy Kurtz to leave Louisiana. The former Louisiana Economic Development executive grew up in New Orleans—a Jesuit High School Blue...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Louisiana can’t afford populism anymore

Government has an insatiable appetite and never seems to get enough money to satisfy its hunger. “More, more, I need more money!” And maybe...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: EBR Council on Aging needs more oversight

Supporters of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will tell you their organization and its embattled executive director, Tasha Clark-Amar, have been unfairly...

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...
Stephanie Riegel

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,...
Stephanie Riegel

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...

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