If nothing changes before Jan. 1, hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases and critical budget cuts will occur.
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 mandate, but if the projects are being funded by certain state or federal monies, contractors will be required to make the effort.
A Houma lawmaker’s bill aims to incentivize ultra-deep operations.
The state is considering creating a program that would allow leased lands to be consolidated and operational costs shared for ultra-deep drilling operations.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
But do the governor and Legislature have the courage to fix our state pension system?
As I enter my last term as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, I still cling to the belief that one person can make a difference. Although there are many challenges facing our state, pension reform is easier to fix than most others. A little political will from both the governor and the Legislature is all it will take.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By Jeremy Alford
Insiders fear the new cost of doing business is squeezing out smaller independents.
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