Louisiana finished 41st in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems.All 50 states tax private property and unemployment insurance, according to the foundation’s analysis, which is titled the “2020 State Business Tax Climate Index.” But …
The head of what will soon be the largest casino operator in the nation said Thursday he expects the company to spend more than half a billion dollars in Louisiana over the next four years.
Republicans will chair 12 of the 17 standing committees in the Louisiana state Senate for the 2020-2024 term, including the two committees that have the most control of taxpayer dollars.
Members of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education took their oaths of office Thursday and prepared to take on their first big job: Finding a new education superintendent.
A commission created by the Louisiana Legislature recommends spending an additional $15 million per year to support reading education for young students.
Just two days after the LSU Tigers won the National Championship in New Orleans, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce held their annual business awards ceremony.
It's been over five years since it was announced at a Walker Council meeting that a large-scale subdivision was coming to an area south of the city.
Tax revenue has reached or exceeded levels since before the Great Recession in 45 states, the highest number yet, according to updated 50-state data by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Difficulties in tracking how Louisiana’s criminal justice system collects and spends fines and fees create opportunities for theft, a state lawmaker said Thursday.
Louisiana’s state economic development department in its new annual report touts more than 80 “project wins” totaling over $8 billion in capital investment in 2019.
Outgoing President Buddy Mincey discusses experience of serving on the School Board. Mincey officially relinquished his seat as he moves into a role as state representative for District 71.
As part of acquiring grant money from FEMA, each applicant for a particular project must submit a packet with requisite information.
There was an issue when the agenda was constructed for the Jan. 9 meeting of the parish council.
Judge Elizabeth "Beth" Wolfe announced her candidacy for First Circuit Court of Appeal, Division "D" on Nov. 30, 2019, a seat presently held by Judge Will Crain, who was recently elected as a justice to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Shane Mack has served as the fourth board president since the new council came into office in 2016.
Though qualifying was scheduled to start Wednesday, Louisiana Republicans will not be signing up this week to run for their party’s state governing body.
Gene Mills, president of the conservative Louisiana Family Forum, said Donald Trump was nowhere near his first choice for president.
Judge Richard A. Swartz has announced his candidacy for the vacant seat on the Louisiana Court of Appeal – First Circuit. Judge Swartz currently serves as the District Judge for Division “C” of the Twenty - Second Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana.
Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Joe Murphy discusses the massive teacher training course on Jan. 7, 2020 which includes a visit and speech from acclaimed author Thomas Murray, who is President of Future Ready Schools and an award-winning, educational author.
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state’s economic development department isn’t doing enough to monitor its agreements with private contractors.
Local governments across south Louisiana are suing oil and gas companies over alleged damage to the state’s fragile coastline. Billions of dollars are at stake.
A new report by the nonpartisan think tank The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) says that Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act is like "Medicare for All Lite," which has created nothing but “disastrous results.”
Poor coordination, outdated technology and a highly decentralized prison system are among the reasons Louisiana inmates are often held long past their sentencing dates, officials told a legislative committee.
How do we get the list of roads slated for overlay done in the calendar year they are selected?
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and State Treasurer John Schroder are in a dispute over whether state government can spend money that belongs to people who haven’t claimed it yet.
DENHAM SPRINGS - There was a short lesson on Dec. 10 at the council chambers regarding public bid law.
According to a report generated by the Livingston Parish Planning Commission, this is a very popular place to build a home.
For the first time ever, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday approved a “riverboat” casino’s request to move inland.
The Attorney General (AG) put together an impromptu grand jury hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
An impromptu gathering of a grand jury at the Livingston Parish Courthouse Wednesday may not have seen the full Attorney General's report come to light, but the charges generated from it did.