Officials plan to award a construction contract for the long-delayed Comite River Diversion Canal within three months, with an eye toward completion in early 2021.
A new Mississippi River crossing in the Capital Region may cost more than $1 billion, and tolls would only pay for a small portion of that cost, a state transportation official said Tuesday.
The statewide business chamber says Louisiana officials should consider requiring parishes to have a single policy governing industrial property tax exemptions and a single point of contact for companies who want to benefit from the incentive.
Two Baton Rouge-area legislators on Monday announced plans to file a bill returning full authority for the state’s industrial property tax exemption program to the state.
A legislative task force working to prevent sexual harassment in state government met for the first time Tuesday. If the task force succeeds in creating a better culture for state workers, it might also help to protect taxpayers from the costs of sexual harassment lawsuits against the state.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office is in talks with about 15 potential partners who want to set up businesses at Louisiana state parks, Nungesser said Monday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday expressed concern about potentially paying back business owners who were taxed twice on out-of-state income because of a law that has been ruled unconstitutional.
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor says five of 60 Medicaid recipients it studied, or eight percent, did not qualify for the program. Auditors say the results suggest the state has been making payments on behalf of thousands of Medicaid participants who should have been ruled ineligible.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Tuesday called into question the government’s ability to declare a piece of land to be protected habitat for an animal that doesn’t live there. The ruling also indicates landowners’ growing ability to challenge government decisions about their property, an attorney in the case said.