March 15, 2013 06:00 AM
While other state employees continue to clamor for a delay or repeal of the cash balance retirement plan, only judges - so far - have been included in legislation that grants exemptions. While other state employees continue to clamor for ...
Feb. 28, 2013 10:13 PM
When you hear U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu talk about federal adoption policies, it might be worth listening, as she is uniquely positioned to know how the issue can affect Louisiana families When you hear U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu talk about federal ...
Feb. 28, 2013 10:11 PM
Russian children hoping to be adopted by American parents are facing an uncertain future due to their government's ban that took effect Jan. 1. Russian children hoping to be adopted by American parents are facing an uncertain future due to their ...
Feb. 28, 2013 09:38 PM
The state is reporting more foster care adoptions in the Lafayette region than in any other major metro area, but there are still growing needs and a few troublesome trends. The state is reporting more foster care adoptions in the Lafayette ...
Feb. 19, 2013 05:21 PM
A tax credit exchange that links private interests with public capital is influencing policy in Baton Rouge and stretching into other states. By Jeremy Alford The relatively short history of Louisiana's tax credit program for film and entertainment ...
Dec. 18, 2012 08:03 PM
As Louisiana's two U.S. senators begin a new year on the Hill, both appear locked into debates over energy taxes that could prove explosive on policy and political fronts. As Congress began debating the Bush-era tax cuts prior to Christmas and ...
Oct. 31, 2012 09:39 PM
Oil and gas tax exemptions largely escape legislative scrutiny this year. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012By Jeremy AlfordWhile the Revenue Study Commission might give way to some minor reforms in terms of Louisiana's tax code, substantive changes and repeals ...
Oct. 31, 2012 09:31 PM
Controversial legislation involving standby vessels may be on hold until next term. The leader of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association recently took U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, to task over proposed legislation that would require "stand-by ...
Oct. 31, 2012 09:16 PM
Last summer's Gulf lease sale was a sign of progress or just the opposite. Depends on who you ask. At the end of the day, the June lease sale brought in more than $1.7 billion overall for the Treasury, and Statoil, a Norway-based energy firm ...
Oct. 1, 2012 06:48 PM
State's sugar cane crop set to suffer $60 million hit from Hurricane Isaac.After surveying sugar cane fields in south Louisiana that suffered the wind and rain of Hurricane Isaac, state Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said in mid-September that ...

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