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Mayor’s agreement with Bridge Center goes to Metro Council

The Metro Council will get an early look at the cooperative endeavor agreement the mayor’s office is executing with The Bridge Center for Hope,...

Metro Council considers search for new parish attorney

The Metro Council will soon begin the search process to appoint a permanent East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney, a position vacated in January when...
Louisiana Sunshine bridge

They break it, Louisiana pays to repair the damage

After a crane-mounted barge slammed into the Sunshine Bridge on Oct. 12, shutting down the Mississippi River span for nearly two months, nearby communities...

Slow housing market doesn’t have to hurt government revenues

How much home sales impact a city’s government depends largely on its property tax policies, Governing reports. Places least vulnerable to a slow housing...

Louisiana senators halt HUD nominees until flood victims helped

Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, of Louisiana, today announced they’re placing holds on two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development nominees until...

Broome administration wants two MovEBR program managers

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration is seeking two separate program managers to oversee the more than $1 billion MovEBR parishwide road improvement program. In a...

‘LaPolitics:’ Campaign finance reports offer mixed read on cycle

Here’s where Louisiana’s worth-watching politicians stand in terms of money at the beginning of this year's four-year election cycle, based on last week’s Ethics...

Library system to front $2.75M for repairs to idle downtown branch

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will front the nearly $2.75 million needed to resume construction on the stalled River Center Branch Library...

Louisiana business taxes grew at a rate unmatched by any other state

Over a two-fiscal-year period—from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018—companies doing business in Louisiana saw the nation’s greatest annual increase in business taxes,...

Alford: Locals prepare for a moment in the sun

If you’re ever bumping around the Capitol, and you hear someone refer to “the locals,” they aren’t discussing Baton Rouge’s lovable flamingo fanatics or...

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