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'Green Army' absent from Capitol battle

'Green Army' absent from Capitol battle

Steadily and without much legislative resistance, nails are being driven into the coffin of the coastal damages lawsuit against major oil companies brought by what is supposed to be an independent regional flood protection authority. The historic...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Columnists

DDD makes improvements to downtown BR riverfront sign and maps

The Downtown Development District is making some minor improvements to the downtown riverfront in time for the peak of the busy spring tourism season. The changes include sprucing up a wayfinding sign and creating a four-panel information kiosk that...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Editor: It's time to tackle BR's nation-leading sprawl

Editor: It's time to tackle BR's nation-leading sprawl

A recent study that awards Baton Rouge the dubious distinction of having the worst sprawl of all mid-sized cities in America—and the fifth worst sprawl of all cities, including the big ones—didn't seem to raise many eyebrows around here,...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Publisher: McAllister making La. a national punchline

In his latest column, Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister notes that the political class in Washington, D.C., had scarcely finished having a good laugh about Louisiana's ex-con, ex-governor running for Congress at 86—with a...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Deluxe Inn on Airline to become ELF Express Hotel following $1M sale

The Deluxe Inn at 10245 Airline Highway near Interstate 12 sold yesterday for $1 million to California-based ELF Homes Inc., says Louis Sirico, CEO of ELF. With an estimated $1.5 million remodel already in progress, the new ownership will upgrade...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White says. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Amite River Basin Commission purchases 66 acres for $1.45 million

The Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District has purchased an approximately 66-acre tract of land in connection with the Comite River Diversion Canal Project for approximately $1.45 million. According to records filed with the East...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Zoning code topples BR injury attorney's idea for an 18-wheeler atop new offices

Though advertising is commonplace in the legal profession these days, Gordon McKernan has taken it to new heights—literally—with a plan for a three-dimensional billboard atop his new offices that features the personal injury attorney...

DATE: April 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Don't quit, Vance McAllister

Don't quit, Vance McAllister

Disgraced Congressman Vance McAllister is learning painfully that being an outsider can work well in politics, but that being a pariah does not so much. The political establishment is coming down hard on him after the video of his long embrace with...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Columnists

News roundup: Adley says he'll fight amendments to bill regarding oil and gas lawsuit … Lower gas prices keep inflation in check in March … Study shows increase in online information thefts

Ready to rumble: Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, says he is prepared to shoot down any attempts to weaken his bill to undo a lawsuit against 97 oil companies for damaging the coast around New Orleans. "I hear there will be amendments"...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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