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SBA Administrator Appoints New Regional Regulatory Fairness Board Members

SBA Administrator Appoints New Regional Regulatory Fairness Board Members

Three small business owners from Louisiana, Maine and Alaska respectively have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards by SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards in all 10 of SBA’s regions represent the voice of small businesses on regulatory fairness.  Each board is comprised of five […]

By February 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Optimism in the Chalk

Optimism in the Chalk

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant. It seems that bad news is all around. Louisiana is reeling from years of budget deficits, politics grows more and more divided, and Louisiana’s oil and gas […]

By February 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Why Louisiana lawmakers are struggling with critical tax proposal in stalled special session

Why Louisiana lawmakers are struggling with critical tax proposal in stalled special session

With an increasingly narrow window for approving revenue-raising measures ahead of a looming budget gap, the Louisiana Legislature’s efforts hit the skids on Wednesday as lawmakers quarreled over the best route to take. Tax legislation seen as critical to avoiding the looming “fiscal cliff” was blocked — at least temporarily — in a House committee Wednesday morning, the […]

By February 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ALERT: OSR Fee Revenue Information Bulletin

ALERT: OSR Fee Revenue Information Bulletin

Here is the link to the Revenue Information Bulletin on the payment of the OSR fee. I want to acknowledge Rep. Morris and Sec. Harris and his staff for the hard work that went into this RIB.  It was a total team effort and I am very appreciative of their support and effort. Please feel […]

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Waterway, shipyard industries report shows loss of 21,500 jobs, $1.4 billion in wages in Louisiana from oil price plunge

Waterway, shipyard industries report shows loss of 21,500 jobs, $1.4 billion in wages in Louisiana from oil price plunge

Louisiana’s waterway and shipyard industries suffered through the downturn in world oil prices with a direct and indirect loss of 21,500 jobs, $1.4 billion in wages and $5.3 billion in economic impact to the state from 2014 to 2016, a report from two major industry groups shows. The study looked at the economic contributions from […]

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Tellurian Announces an Open Season for the Haynesville Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian Announces an Open Season for the Haynesville Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian (NASDAQ: TELL) announced today that its subsidiary Haynesville Global Access Pipeline LLC (HGAP) is offering a non-binding open season to secure prospective shippers for a proposed 42-inch natural gas pipeline connecting the Haynesville and Bossier shale production region to growing natural gas demand in Southwest Louisiana. HGAP is estimated to cost approximately $1.4 billion […]

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Gov. John Bel Edwards: ‘I am asking you not to think only as Democrats or Republicans, but as Louisianans’

Gov. John Bel Edwards: ‘I am asking you not to think only as Democrats or Republicans, but as Louisianans’

Gov. John Bel Edwards called on Louisiana legislators to come together in the next two weeks of their latest special session to finalize a plan to address the state’s looming billion-dollar budget shortfall. “Business leaders and local officials are tired of the endless financial battles,” Edwards said during his special session-opening address Monday. “They want […]

By February 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Oil patch owners, suppliers move to shale, but some can’t follow

Oil patch owners, suppliers move to shale, but some can’t follow

Most oil patch owners, contractors and suppliers have learned the hard way in recent years that they must either adapt to a leaner low-oil price environment or suffer the consequences. This is especially true in the world of offshore oil, where dwindling returns are sending many to the shale plays. The direness of the situation […]

By February 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Louisiana Legislature’s latest special session starts today: 5 things to know

Louisiana Legislature’s latest special session starts today: 5 things to know

The Louisiana Legislature will open yet another session devoted to budget and taxes Monday afternoon (Feb. 19) at 4 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards convened the session with the hope that he and lawmakers can succeed at doing something they have failed to do a few times before: find a permanent solution to the state’s budget crisis. Edwards […]

By February 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Edwards says Special Session will take compromise on both sides

Edwards says Special Session will take compromise on both sides

Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards says he expects a productive few weeks and he expects, through some compromise from both sides, to make progress in the effort to fix the billion dollar budget shortfall – the result of a penny sales tax expiring at the end of July. The Governor places blame squarely on the […]

By February 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →