'Daily Report' Week in Review: BR business executives speak out on both sides of anti-discrimination ordinance, council creates new attorney position, merger of Business First and American Gateway to create largest locally based community bank and more
Among the dozens of proponents and opponents of the proposed ordinance amendment to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing on the basis of veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation at the Metro Council...
DATE: July 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: News
News roundup: La. weekly rig count up six … LSU the leader in underclassmen lost to NFL draft … Investar’s Q2 earnings fall
On the up and up: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in Louisiana is up six this week. In its latest weekly report, released this afternoon, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number...
DATE: July 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
In its annual analysis of children's overall well-being, the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data Book ranks Louisiana No. 47 overall in the nation—ahead of just Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi. The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation...
DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
There are a lot of critics, pundits and politicians who constantly go on about the state budget every year and about how our use of funds is risky for Louisiana. Some even insist we need more taxes to survive.
DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Rolfe McCollister
News roundup: Lee Berg gets American Gem Society Lifetime Achievement Award … Jindal heads to New Hampshire, stirring 2016 rumors … Nagin files to appeal corruption conviction
Top honors: Lee Berg, CEO of Baton Rouge-based Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, has been awarded the American Gem Society's Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be recognized along with the society's other annual award winners at the 2014...
DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is leasing the rights to a state-owned parking garage in Baton Rouge for $2 million to help balance Louisiana's budget, a deal that appears to have the state taking a loss for the cash up front. The Associated...
DATE: July 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
A little over a year ago, John Georges launched an experiment that flew in the face of conventional wisdom: He bought The Advocate, a daily newspaper, and instead of going digital, like other newspapers around the country, he expanded his...
DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
News roundup: '225' teams up with DDD, Arts Council for outdoor movie night ... La. weekly rig count down two … Bogalusa flag maker set to expand
#MovieNightBR: 225 magazine is teaming up with the Downtown Development District and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge to present an outdoor movie night for adults in downtown Baton Rouge on July 30. #MovieNightBR,...
DATE: July 03, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
A new analysis of how much the filming of Duck Dynasty will cost Louisiana taxpayers due to the state's tax breaks for TV and movie production by the Louisiana Budget Project—which advocates placing a cap on the state's tax incentives...
DATE: July 02, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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