The government says the deficit for the just-completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says it's an indication the economy is far healthier than when Obama...
DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Beginning tomorrow, Louisiana taxpayers who are delinquent on their state tax bills will have a 30-day amnesty period to pay up, during which...
DATE: October 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Kenilworth was one of the Baton Rouge area's lowest-scoring schools when it became a state-sanctioned charter school starting in the 2009-2010 school year.
DATE: October 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
Walter Monsour, president and CEO of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, is presenting to his board this morning a series of options for a permanent source of funding for the agency. For more than two years, Monsour has been talking up the...
DATE: October 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The LSU College of Engineering has grown and is thriving despite budget cuts in recent years caused by decreasing state funding, Dean Rick Koubek told a meeting of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge today. Koubek has looked to private investments and...
DATE: October 08, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Reading has always been more than just a subject in school for Maggie Stewart and her little sister Mei. Now 12 and 10, respectively, the girls love to root around local libraries to find favorite new books. They also offer their top picks to others...
DATE: September 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (inR)
By now, you've certainly heard of the "tsunami of investment" that's beginning to storm Louisiana's shores due to the "fracking miracle," as Dan Borné, president of both the Louisiana Chemical Association and the Louisiana Chemical Industry...
DATE: September 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
For nearly a quarter-century, traders around the world have looked to a spot in Louisiana for the best price of U.S. natural gas. But now, Reuters reports, they're looking east. The Henry Hub in southern Louisiana—which connects to more than a...
DATE: September 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June period to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending. The Associated Press reports US households also took on the most new debt in five...
DATE: September 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Last month the Coleman family of Baton Rouge was on its way home from a family reunion. Everything seemed normal as they made their way down Prescott Road at about 11 p.m. But then, tragedy struck, and it will change their lives forever.
DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Rolfe McCollister
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