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LaPolitics: Pharmacies create marijuana association

The nine marijuana facilities licensed to do business in Louisiana have launched a Baton Rouge-based trade association to “advocate and support” the state’s medical...

Group pushing for Baton Rouge City Council still adding onto 1,000 signatures

Organizers pushing to bring back a Baton Rouge City Council say they’ve already collected more than 1,000 signatures since they started circulating petitions Jan....

Baton Rouge engineers in a tizzy over possible MovEBR pricing requirement

Members of the local engineering community are disturbed by the possibility that Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration may factor cost into its evaluation of...

Louisiana legislative agencies build $85M surplus

Louisiana's legislative agencies have socked away hefty surpluses, quietly building up $85 million in the bank without mentioning the money in annual budget hearings. The...
Metro Council rezoning development

Metro Council members mum on assistant parish attorney’s sexual harassment complaint

Members of the Metro Council—which oversees the parish attorney’s office—have little to say about the assistant parish attorney who, despite a 2016 sexual harassment...

Freeway or highway? Mississippi River bridge coalition ponders options

What could a new bridge crossing the Mississippi River look like? The Capital Area Road and Bridge District explored various options during its first...

Planning department down nearly half its staff; low salaries to blame

Add the planning commission to the list of East Baton Rouge Parish departments that are unable to retain employees because of low salaries. At...

MovEBR management RFQ delayed by ‘full review’

Though the plan was for Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration to issue by the end of January a Request for Qualifications for a program...

LABI’s Stephen Waguespack calls for ITEP changes

Wanting to counter what he says is “dangerous rhetoric,” Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, told the...

Industrial tax breaks will be pivotal in governor’s race

More than two years have passed since Gov. John Bel Edwards rewrote the rules governing the decades-old industrial tax breaks and passed the power...

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