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
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 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
News roundup: La. weekly rig count down two … Weekly unemployment insurance claims drop in state … Oil industry forms cyberattack information hub
By the numbers: Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 15 this week to 1,873. The Houston firm says in its weekly report today that 1,558 rigs were...
DATE: June 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Louisiana was among 16 states to see its unemployment rate increase from April to May, according to figures released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Louisiana's unemployment rate rose 0.4 percentage points to 4.9%, after maintaining a...
DATE: June 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, is positioning himself as a compromise candidate for the House's No. 3 leadership post as the Republican Party struggles over its direction. As Bloomberg reports, the Louisiana lawmaker has a history of working...
DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The industrial real estate market continues its post-recession rebound, according to an analysis by a committee of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors.
DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
News roundup: La. rig count down four on the week … Feds take first step toward new offshore lease auctions … Fears about Iraq continue to push up oil prices
One weak week: Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 1,854. In its weekly report, released today, the Houston firm says 1,542...
DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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