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$135 Million Federal Transportation Grant to be Awarded for LA 1 Improvement Project

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LABI president outlines key legislative issues

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By Jordon Legendre / Staff Writer

Fiscal and criminal justice issues, legal reform and infrastructure are four key areas local businesses should keep an eye on during the upcoming legislative session, the leader of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry said today.

LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack spoke to local business leaders as part of his group’s Legislative Outlook Tour during the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce meeting in Houma. Waguespack’s remarks came a day after Gov. John Bel Edwards released his tax plan to be considered during the legislative […]

Gov. Edwards Announces Solutions to Stabilize Louisiana Budget

Gov. Edwards Announces Solutions to Stabilize Louisiana Budget

Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans to begin solving two years of critical budget shortfalls. Governor Edwards is working collaboratively with leaders across the state to tackle the problems resulting from eight years of unsound budgeting practices, coupled with lower-than-expected state corporate income tax collections over the past year and, to a lesser extent, the impact of a sharp drop in oil prices.

“This is not the budget plan I want to bring in my second week in office, but these problems are bigger than our state has […]