Hope persists for Louisiana names in Trump cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump still has some top jobs to fill and there are a few Louisiana politicians who are about to be jobless.Read More...
December 02, 2016 at 10:21 am

Louisiana firm behind Trump’s TV campaign

The Mandeville-based Innovative Advertising, led by partner Jay Connaughton, oversaw 45 percent of the total media buys for President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign this year.Read More...
November 25, 2016 at 11:04 am

Trump’s choices for key administrative officials will outline his political priorities

Financial Tidbits by Ryan LeBlanc

Donald Trump has completed his landmark quest and will become the nation’s 45th president after a contentious and often divisive campaign.Read More...
November 18, 2016 at 10:52 am

Election season enters round two

The big challenge in the U.S. Senate runoff for Treasurer John Kennedy and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will be grabbing the attention of the same voters who were already less than enthusiastic about this race during the primary. Read More...
November 18, 2016 at 10:48 am

Edwards: Cuts may worsen, but no special session

Given the mounting concern over the state’s incoming revenue this fiscal year, several conversations at high levels have been had about a potential special session of the Louisiana Legislature, but it’s unlikely that one will actually be called, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards.Read More...
November 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

State budget hearings slated for December

Eager to get a jumpstart on finding savings for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the House Appropriations Committee is planning a set of meetings for the first two weeks of December to begin reviewing agency budgets. Read More...
November 04, 2016 at 9:51 am

GOP group pledges $1.5M for 2019 legislative elections

The independent expenditure group that helped Republicans overtake the Louisiana Legislature, under the leadership of outgoing U.S. Sen. David Vitter, has been reborn. Read More...
October 21, 2016 at 8:42 am

Don’t worry about your portfolio this election season

By Ryan LeBlanc

October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

U.S. Senate race might feel like a closed primary

Media coverage in Louisiana of the fall U.S. Senate race has often veered toward descriptions of mini-closed primaries playing out inside of the state’s storied jungle primary. Read More...
October 14, 2016 at 11:17 am

Follow up possible for ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill

The police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge this summer, and other tragedies like it nationally, have inspired a state legislator to look into ways to expand upon the so-called “Blue Lives Matter” law that was approved in Louisiana earlier this year. Read More...
October 07, 2016 at 11:00 am

La. tech college system ponders post-growth strategy

Following a record number of graduates and four-year transfers, officials with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System are wondering where additional resources will come from now that a special fund that partly contributed to this growth has been expended. Read More...
September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Will the Louisiana Lottery face competition?

It has been a banner year for the Louisiana Lottery, with record profits being reported a major accolades being doled out for its leadership. Read More...
September 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

Opponents keep a spotlight on Duke

The Louisiana Democratic Party doesn’t want to see David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, gain any momentum in his U.S. Senate bid, but its political apparatus is continuing to shine a bright light on the divisive figure. Read More...
September 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Ideas for fiscal reform session coming soon

The task force charged with making tax and budget recommendations for next year’s regular session should have its report ready for legislative leaders by the end of the month. Read More...
September 09, 2016 at 9:37 am

Louisiana’s early game laws

By Terry Jones

By the turn of the 20th century, Louisiana’s waterfowl and game animals were in trouble. Non-stop hunting by people trying to put meat on the table and market hunters supplying venison, ducks, as well as geese to restaurants and deer hides to leather clothiers was pushing some animals to the brink of extinction. Read More...
September 02, 2016 at 11:30 am

Minor spike in tax collections will be temporary

As the state grapples with mounting recovery expenses and looks to the federal government for financial assistance, economists are also expecting what could be a minor uptick in tax collections in the wake of the flooding in south Louisiana. Read More...
September 02, 2016 at 11:27 am

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Paul Maillard revitalization moving ahead with Monsanto
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The Paul Maillard Road Corridor Revitalization project got Council approval, and St. Charles Parish has announced that Monsanto has become a strong partner in helping make it happen.