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Baton Rouge mayor adds new assistant CAO to oversee public works departments

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has hired Kelvin J. Hill to fill the newly created Assistant Chief Administrative Officer position overseeing all six city-parish public...

Baton Rouge government updates available on Nextdoor app

The city-parish government is joining the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office in using the Nextdoor app to communicate with residents, Mayor Sharon Weston...

Pageantry and politics at the Washington Mardi Gras

The political power in Louisiana is leaving the State Capitol this week and headed for Washington D.C. Mardi Gras, where, as The Monroe News...

First United Methodist withdraws its Together Baton Rouge membership

First United Methodist Church has withdrawn its membership from Together Baton Rouge, church officials confirmed this morning. The church’s board made the decision Monday evening...

Alford: Same delegation, different feel

What a difference a year makes, especially for members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation, writes Jeremy Alford in his new column, comparing each member’s present...
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Preaching support for ExxonMobil, Broome declares Baton Rouge ‘open for business’

Reinforcing her administration’s support for ExxonMobil’s future investment in the parish, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome declared this morning that the Baton Rouge is ready...

Gender disparity in climbing the local government ladder

More women are advancing in local government positions, but they have yet to catch up to men, Governing reports. Late last year, National Research...

Edwards facing tax scrutiny in re-election bid

As he seeks re-election to a second term, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will have a delicate dance to do on taxes, one of...

News Alert: Baton Rouge area legislators drafting bill to return ITEP to state control

Two Republican state lawmakers plan to file legislation that would return sole authority of the Industrial Tax Exemption Program back to the state, essentially...

Louisiana seeking ways to lessen $3B flood-protection debt

Louisiana welcomed federal flood-protection money in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a deal that didn't require the state to begin repaying its share for...

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