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Only Four of Louisiana’s Largest Cities Grew Between 2020 and 2023

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows only four of Louisiana's 15 largest cities had population...

Tax Revenues Still Above Pre-Pandemic Collections

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – Decreased tax revenues are still 19% above prepandemic collections, Louisiana officials said Thursday. Ben Vincent, an economist with the...

Senate Committee Defers Economic Development Confidentiality Bill

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – The Louisiana Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs voted unanimously to defer a bill on Wednesday that would...

Change Proposed to Compensation Method for Carbon Capture Leases

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – Greater compensation for many property owners whose land is taken through eminent domain for carbon capture and sequestration...

Committee Approves Bill That Would Ban Using Phones Behind the Wheel

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – Unrelated measures against using a hand-held phone while driving and illegal drag racing were approved by a Louisiana...

La. Lawmakers Deferred Bill That Could Decrease Beer Regulations

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — The Louisiana House Committee on Judiciary deferred a bill Thursday that would lessen regulatory burdens on the state's...
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Landry Administration Reorganizing State’s Coastal Protection Authority

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana conducted a web forum to discuss Gov. Jeff Landry administration's initiative...

Louisiana Measure Would Undo Atchafalaya Bridge Speed Cameras

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — Only two years after the passage of a bill that put speed cameras on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge,...

Bill to Eliminate Vehicle Inspection Stickers Making Progress

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — Louisiana vehicle inspection stickers could be junked if a bill in the Legislature becomes law. House Bill 344 would...

La. House Committee Approves Bill to Prohibit Land Sales to Foreign Foes

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – A ban on the sale of agricultural land to foreign adversaries such as North Korea, Iran, China, Russia...

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