460 Loopholes on the Books in Louisiana

Shreveport – Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Tuesday where he continued to make the case for his plan to eliminate income taxes, abolish over 200 special interest tax loopholes and make Louisiana’s tax code simpler and fairer for Louisiana families and businesses. Governor Jindal stressed that while Louisiana’s economy is outperforming…

Top Employers in Baton Rouge

The following employers are the largest in the Baton Rouge area, each employing more than 1,000 people:  BASF Wyandotte Corporation, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Dow Chemical Company, Entergy/Gulf States Utilities, Exxon Chemical Americas, Exxon Chemical Company, Georgia Gulf Corporation, Harmony Corporation, International Maintenance Corporation, J. E. Merit Construction, Inc., Our Lady of the Lake…

What is Metro21?

The East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Public Information operates Government Access Channel Metro 21 on cable. Metro 21 is a 24 hour cable channel that broadcasts to 150,000 households in East Baton Rouge Parish. The channel started with a $50,000 donation from TCI Cable (now Cox Communications) in September of 1999. Cox Communications continues…

Millions Approved for Southeast Louisiana Capital Outlay Construction Projects

BATON ROUGE – Today Governor Bobby Jindal announced that millions of dollars for Southeast Louisiana projects were approved by the Bond Commission after his administration recommended them for funding.  In total, the approved projects include over $62 million in support for higher education throughout Louisiana. Since 2008, the Jindal administration has supported more than $700 million…

Louisiana: Unofficial Election Results, Presidential Electors

Louisiana Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results Results for Election Date: 11/6/2012 1900-01-01 00:00:00.000 Presidential Electors All 4267 precincts reporting Click here for Results by Parish Barack Obama, Joe Biden Democratic (D) 40.56% 808496 Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala Green (G) 0.35% 6981 Gary Johnson, James P. Gray Libertarian (L) 0.91% 18135 Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan…

Unofficial Results from the November 6, 2012 Election

Baton Rouge: Unofficial election results from the 2012 Open Primary/Congressional/Presidential Election held on November 6, 2012 are available online at the Web site of the Elections Division of the Louisiana Secretary of State at: http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11062012/Default.html Election results are organized according to presidential, congressional, statewide, multi-parish, and all races in a parish. Louisiana voters were asked to approve or…

Workforce Commission Unveils New Web-based Job, Career Tool

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Workforce Commission today unveiled Louisiana Star Jobs, a new web-based job search and career exploration tool that makes it easy for anyone to find and apply for the best jobs in Louisiana. Louisiana Star Jobs is a user-friendly, interactive search tool that ranks the best occupations in Louisiana according to salary,…

Signs Everywhere During Political Season

A Guide To UDC Sign Regulations The ordinance regulating signs for the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge went into effect May 18, 1994. The old ordinance, last revised in 1986, was often considered confusing and difficult to enforce. The new regulations, incorporated into the Unified Development Code (UDC), are designed to…