Sept. 4, 2012 08:11 PM
The largest energy outfits in the Gulf have teamed up to create the Marine Well Containment Co., aiming to improve rapid response to future oil spills. In a simulated crisis staged by the federal government in late July, it took a nonprofit response ...
Sept. 4, 2012 08:01 PM
Sugar is the world's most heavily subsidized commodity and a strong sugar policy is the only way to level the playing field for Louisiana sugar cane growers, says American Sugar Cane League General Manager Jim Simon. A handful of South ...
July 24, 2012 05:29 PM
The administration's Gulf leasing plan prompted an unlikely alliance. By Jeremy AlfordJuly 26, 2012 While federal oil and gas issues traditionally divide industry supporters and environmental advocates, President Barack Obama's five-year leasing ...
July 24, 2012 05:22 PM
Most of the highest paid state employees can be found in Louisiana's colleges and universities. But are they worth what they're being paid? By Jeremy AlfordJuly 26, 2012 There are 185 state employees being paid annual salaries of $200,000 or ...
July 24, 2012 03:28 PM
Patrick Juneau There's nothing pretty about the oil spill claims BP is paying, but Lafayette attorney Pat Juneau contends the process is yielding significant benefits for the state.By Jeremy Alford You can tell Pat Juneau has put ...
July 3, 2012 06:00 AM
The final round of the Boustany-Landry showdown is starting to come to life. It won't be pretty. By Jeremy AlfordTuesday, July 3, 2012 Right now they're just shadowboxing. They're throwing jabs at an imaginary opponent from the comfort of their ...
June 28, 2012 06:00 AM
How a new state law plans to link local jobs to coastal projects. Beginning Aug. 1, contractors overseeing major developments along the coast and closer inshore will be required to take steps to bring local workers onto their job sites. It's not a blanket ...
June 6, 2012 06:00 AM
Five tales of how the Lafayette delegation adapted to a loss of seniority, brought home the pork and navigated the most contentious regular session of recent memory. By Jeremy Alford Photos by Robin May I. Living In A Cadillac State The 34-story ...
May 30, 2012 06:00 AM
The federal immigration debate has ensnared some of Louisiana's most iconic industries - and the guest workers they rely on.By JEREMY ALFORD Photos by ROBIN MAY You've probably never heard of an H-2B guest worker visa. But you have probably enjoyed ...
May 23, 2012 06:00 AM
Government press secretaries, current and former, reacted in various ways to last week's cover story about their profession. Louisiana's statewide departments and cabinet agencies will spend more than $4.4 million this year to underwrite the salaries ...

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