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Most Walmart employees in Louisiana and across the nation will either get a one time bonus of $1,000 or a 4th quarter bonus based on store performance. As part of the retailer's commitment to its employees, the company has also expanded paid leave to include maternity leave and parental leave.
Walmart workers in Louisiana will receive about $13.7 million in bonuses this week, a combination of performance-based and one-time cash bonuses the company attributed to recent federal tax cuts. Walmart, which operates 139 stores and employs more than 37,000 in Louisiana, said the bonuses are ...
HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- The sight of Southeastern Louisiana starter James Currington recuperating from a bullet wound from a shootout near student housing has provided the Lions with new perspective on their program's best basketball season in more than a decade. Regardless of how the Southland Conference's top ...
Stonerpop presents their new album 'Physical Business', which was preceded by their high-energy and addictive single 'Headglow'. Based in Northern Louisiana, Stonerpop are an electronic-synthpop duo, comprised of Jimmie Maneuva from Shreveport and Maudie Michelle, originally hailing from Idaho.
State Sen. Regina Barrow, a vocal opponent of BREC's efforts to relocate the zoo out of its Greenwood Park home in her north Baton Rouge district, says she will file a bill when the Legislature convenes Monday to change the composition of the BREC Board of Commissioners. The bill would give the ...
Louisiana's inaugural entertainment summit this month will feature CBS Studios executive Jerry Brandt and include a panel discussion by entertainment industry representatives on ... He is responsible for the financial reporting and business administration functions of more than 80 productions worldwide.
That Pelican flying overhead could just be one emblazoned on Boeing 737-770 operated by Southwest Airlines. The airline on Wednesday unveiled the Louisiana One, covered with an artist's rendition of the state flag. Southwest, which began service in New Orleans in 1979, revealed the new aircraft ...
Harvey volunteers from Louisiana, Michigan marry in Texas ... The Beaumont Enterprise reports Richard Gibbs, a Louisiana sheriff's deputy, and Patricia Goddard, a Michigan accounting clerk, crossed paths as ... Richard is on leave from the sheriff's department in St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Police say a 17-year-old Louisiana boy has been charged in connection with the death of a woman. According to a Lafayette Police release, the teenager was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Marisha M. Felix. The Advertiser reports that police began ...
(AP) -- Louisiana's budget-balancing special session edged toward failure Sunday night, as the House again refused to pass a sales tax bill that is considered the linchpin of any tax deal to help close a looming budget gap. The vote seemed to suggest the special session likely won't raise any money as it ...
Serving on the board of directors from the area are Melissa Bordelon, of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce; Camille Conaway, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry in Baton Rouge; Jamie Hanks, of the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; Jeremy Hidalgo, of the Broussard Chamber of ...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) -- K-9 Rico, a Belgian Malinois who began working with Louisiana State Police in 2009, has retired. The agency says Rico retired at the end of February after nine years of service with Troop G in Bossier City. He is trained to detect marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ...
But this time, in many ways, the reverse has happened. Instead, the $24 billion deal makes CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) look much more like a Colorado company. And the structure of the post-merger business placed four of the giant telecom's five consumer-facing lines of businesses under management of ...
In December, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator was asked to give a local business a small tax break. .... He also said he's concerned that the rejection could resonate outside of Louisiana, sending a message to businesses hoping to locate in Louisiana that local governments will not approve their tax ...

The movement to create a more user-friendly budget transparency website in Louisiana keeps growing, and its backing likely got a hefty boost this week. Hundreds of Louisiana's top business leaders were privy to a demonstration of Ohio Checkbook, which has become a rally point for Louisiana groups ...
BATON ROUGE- The deadline to apply for the Restore Louisiana Small Business Program is today. Residents have until midnight to get their applications in for consideration. The program offers interest-free, partially forgivable loans to businesses impacted by the 2016 floods. The $43 million program ...
Hecht and Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, used the numerical disparity Wednesday (Feb. 28) in imploring Jefferson Chamber of Commerce members to campaign for a convention to rewrite Louisiana's Constitution, or at least the three articles on state ...
A life-long Houma resident, Boquet offers legal representation to individuals, families and small businesses in the areas of estate planning, ... She was a judicial extern for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll and clerk for Judge Johnny Walker of the 32nd Judicial District Court before ...
The budget gap stems from the July 1 expiration of temporary sales taxes passed by lawmakers in 2016, planned as a bridge to a larger rewrite of Louisiana's tax laws that never happened. House Republican leaders blocked previous tax proposals pushed by the governor to replace the expiring taxes.
Baton Rouge, LA. (AP) -- A zoo in Louisiana is considering a move to grounds that are prone to flooding. The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports that the Baton Rouge Zoo's park system is pursuing a move to Airline Highway Park. Hydrologist Bob Jacobsen says most of the site appears to be below ...
Summit Electric Supply has named Chad Eschete to lead its Louisiana district out of Summit's Gonzales location. The district includes service centers located in Broussard, Gonzales, New Orleans and Sulphur. Eschete was director of sales for global industrial-electrical distributor Anixter and has 24 years ...
Laura Ingraham, a conservative radio and television political commentator, was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Louisiana's largest business organization, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. (Image taken from a CNN video of Ingraham's speech at the Republican National ...
Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the upcoming special legislative session and whether the session, called by Governor John Bel Edwards, will actually work on fixing ...
Laura Ingraham, a conservative radio and television political commentator, was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Louisiana's largest business organization, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. (Image taken from a CNN video of Ingraham's speech at the Republican National ...
Tax season is here and many agencies are warning people that preparing taxes with caution can help avoid being taken for a ride. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Both the IRS and the Better Business Bureau have released tips this year to help keep returns and personal information safe. On the official IRS ...
Kenny Havard said the New Orleans Saints' division championship and playoff victory haven't changed his mind about seeking to claw back state funding that supports Louisiana's NFL team and its owner Tom Benson. "Until we stop giving away money to the Saints and other big businesses we can all just ...
A woman was attacked and killed by a pit bull at a pet boarding facility in Louisiana. Jan. 10, 2018, at 2:42 p.m.. Woman Dies After Being ... Springfield says he didn't know whether the woman worked for the business or if she was visiting an animal being housed there. A message left at the business Wednesday wasn't ...
All politicians, no matter their political leanings, promise some form of tax reform, says Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry in a new column. "The catch is politicians all mean different things when they say 'tax reform,'" Waguespack writes.
The opposing sides essential to determining whether Louisiana will have a special legislative session on taxes next month to close a $1 billion budget ... "We can no longer pretend our Republican colleagues are attempting to do the people's business when they show up to meetings without having even a ...
(AP) -- The Louisiana teacher whose widely viewed arrest at a school board meeting sparked online outrage has returned to work even as fallout from the incident rages on. Gov. John Bel Edwards said he saw nothing on videos of Deshia Hargrave's arrest that warranted her rough treatment. Meanwhile ...
businesses in Louisiana are eligible to apply for participation in a free safety program aimed at making workplaces safer for employees and reducing the regulatory ... "Each business must involve its employees in the consultation process, correct any hazards, implement and maintain a safety and health ...
Louisiana frequently finds itself at or near the bottom of lists that measure things like educational attainment, mortality rates and poverty levels, writes Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel in her latest column. "Yet another to add to the collection is a list that ranks states based on the amount of money ...
Gov. John Bel Edwards said today he will back legislation reducing the number of Louisiana's occupational licensing boards and repeal some longstanding regulations on the books of multiple state agencies in the coming months. Legislation will come in the regular session this year as part of a "regulatory ...
The movement to create a more user-friendly budget transparency website in Louisiana keeps growing, and its backing likely got a hefty boost this week. Hundreds of Louisiana's top business leaders were privy to a demonstration of Ohio Checkbook, which has become a rally point for Louisiana groups ...
While it is a complex subject, there is one profound observation about Louisiana's lavish property tax break for big business: "When you give away other people's money, you get really good at it." That quote is from Broderick Bagert, organizer of the Together Louisiana coalition of religious congregations ...
Congress is sending President Trump the most substantial tax reform package since the Reagan administration. All of Louisiana's Republican Congressional delegation voted for the bill, which has an estimated cost of 1.5 trillion dollars. U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham says it will mean more money in ...
"Business will be booming. Wages will go up, unemployment will go down and American corporate dollars will stay in America where businesses large and small can reinvest in communities, expand and hire. tax reform is the single greatest thing we could do to stimulate growth in the economy, and I'm ...
Changes being sought to Louisiana gaming laws--like allowing riverboat casinos to move onto land--could help grow the Baton Rouge market, economic development officials said today. Changing the rules regulating the casino game rests with the Legislature, but, regardless of what lawmakers might do, ...
For the first time ever, police juries, parish council members, school board members, sheriffs and other local elected officials get to decide if businesses receive a property tax break that would come out of local government budgets. Gov. John Bel Edwards changed tax exemption rules last year, with ...
(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co's North American unit and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday that a ruptured airbag inflator of Takata Corp used in a Honda Civic caused the death of the driver on July 10. The 2004 model car involved in the crash in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was under ...
Officials hope striking an agreement with Ochsner will remedy the complaints. Ochsner -- which owns, manages or is affiliated with 29 hospitals in Louisiana -- helps to manage the state-owned, safety-net hospital in Terrebonne Parish, an operating agreement that has generated no widespread criticism.
An unidentified person in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the 20th to die worldwide due to exploding Takata air bag inflators. The person was driving a 2004 Honda Civic when the crash occurred on July 10, 2017, according to Honda. The inflator apparently had been salvaged from a 2002 Civic and was ...
New Orleans (AP) -- Promotion of religion is "engrained" in a Louisiana school district, a parent said in a federal lawsuit, and her family has been shunned and criticized for objecting to religious activities. Christy Cole's lawsuit seeks a court declaration that the Webster Parish School District's practices are ...
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry will push legislators to adopt an Ohio policy model in Louisiana during the next regular session that could shed light on government spending, Jeremy Alford says in his latest column. "It's called the Ohio Checkbook, although in Louisiana a ...
Despite a drop in international travel to the U.S. that is concerning some in the tourism industry, Louisiana stayed relatively flat this year, and state officials are anticipating growth in the coming years. "We are bucking the national trend in 2016," says Barry Landry, director of communications for the ...
Sexual harassment, a conservative judicial nominee and medical marijuana: Louisiana politics today (Nov. ... The top-scoring candidate for Southern University's medical marijuana business, a company whose bid was ultimately rejected, has sued Southern for public records related to the selection process ...
Baton Rouge, LA. (AP) -- A Louisiana man who police say stabbed his father with a kitchen knife in October has been arrested. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office online records indicate James D. Randolph was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery in the Oct. 8 stabbing. WBRZ-TV ...


 

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