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Industry observers don't expect states like La. to follow North Carolina in axing film tax credits

Industry observers don't expect states like La. to follow North Carolina in axing film tax credits

As Louisiana debates the merits of its own film tax credit and other states such as California are looking to substantially boost funding for such credits, North Carolina may be exiting the Hollywood stage. As The Los Angeles Times reports,...

DATE: August 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Legislature's chief economist paints bleak picture of La. finances

Greg Albrecht, chief economist for the Legislative Fiscal Office, delivered a downbeat assessment of state finances to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge today. "We are facing the third year of essentially zero sales tax growth," Albrecht said, and the...

DATE: August 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'225 Weekender': See singer-songwriter Don McLean

'225 Weekender': See singer-songwriter Don McLean

Don McLean, the voice behind hits such as "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)," performs at the River Center Theater on Friday at 8 p.m. As 225 Weekender reports, since his career took off in 1971, McLean has garnered more than...

DATE: August 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

See singer-songwriter Don McLean

See singer-songwriter Don McLean

"Drive your Chevy to the levy" to see one of the country's most popular singer-songwriters. Don McLean, the voice behind hits such as "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)," performs at the River Center Friday at 8 p.m.

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music

Face off!

Face off!

Rock 'n' roll has always been loaded to the amps with gimmicks: The Beatles' suits, KISS's makeup, Michael Jackson's glove. But the curiosity-seeking bandleader at the heart of a new indie comedy has let his gimmick go straight to his head.

DATE: August 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: The Movie Filter

Demolition and restoration for historic Spanish Town apartments begins today

After years of neglect and delays, work begins today on two historic apartment buildings in the 600 block of Spanish Town Road. The Historic Preservation Commission

DATE: August 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Andrews: When 'hustle' is not a good thing

Andrews: When 'hustle' is not a good thing

I spoke at LSU's Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference last week on the topic of structured finance fraud and was not able to get into an issue that was breaking just as the conference was being held. The federal government has filed several...

DATE: August 05, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Catching up with the LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices

'Business Report': Catching up with the LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices

In certain circles, LSU's Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices is best known for what it isn't. Specifically, it's not the anchor of a bustling research park that supports 1,500 direct jobs, as a 1992 report claimed it one day might be.

DATE: August 01, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Growing number of baby boomers taking business ownership through franchises

'Business Report': Growing number of baby boomers taking business ownership through franchises

When Tim Stoll was in his 40s, he envisioned himself climbing the corporate ladder until retiring in his 60s. But after two decades of working for one of Baton Rouge's chemical corporations, the business manager with a Ph.D. in chemistry had a...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

What's New

What's New

Galatoire's Bistro has updated its dining room for a more intimate and quieter experience.

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

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