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The Rundown: Tax measures head to House (again) and more Louisiana politics news

The Rundown: Tax measures head to House (again) and more Louisiana politics news

Today in The Rundown: The House has three tax measures to consider as it attempts again to address the fiscal cliff; Louisiana loses its incarceration crown; College students rally at the Capitol; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today. Be sure to sign up to get The Rundown in your inbox by […]

Capitol Views: Bills to start moving Wednesday, ‘We have got to get this done’

Capitol Views: Bills to start moving Wednesday, ‘We have got to get this done’

Lawmaking committees will begin voting on proposals to extend an expiring penny in state sales tax on Wednesday. The full House of Representatives plans to start voting Thursday on those proposals. The Legislature has less than 10 days to parse through at least six different revenue bills on the table to mitigate next fiscal year’s […]

Where Will U.S. Frackers Drill Next?

Where Will U.S. Frackers Drill Next?

With WTI oil prices staying above $60 a barrel for several months, U.S. drillers are breaking production records each week, mostly thanks to the Permian in West Texas and New Mexico. “Anytime you mention the Austin Chalk, the committee room lights up,” the Chairman of the House Natural Resources and Environmental Committee, State Representative Stuart […]

Legislature begins third special session of 2018 with one more shot at preventing cuts to state services

Legislature begins third special session of 2018 with one more shot at preventing cuts to state services

The Louisiana Legislature has begun its third special session of the year — a last-ditch attempt to address the $650 million budget gap the state faces when more than $1 billion in temporary taxes expire at the end of the month. “We’ve been teetering on the brink of the fiscal cliff for too long, and the clock […]

The Rundown: What you need to know as Louisiana Legislature begins third special session and more politics news

The Rundown: What you need to know as Louisiana Legislature begins third special session and more politics news

Today in The Rundown: Special session begins today. Catch up on all the news. The Countdown… Days until the 2018 third special session starts: It starts today!! Days until the start of the new fiscal year: 13 Days until most laws passed in 2018 regular session take effect (unless otherwise stated in law): 44 The News […]

Fenstermaker in Lafayette expands services in Permian Basin region of Texas

Fenstermaker in Lafayette expands services in Permian Basin region of Texas

Fenstermaker announced the expansion of its services in the Permian Basin region of Texas to meet growing demands of its clients there. The Lafayette company said its Midland, Texas, office is positioned to grow its client base with survey and mapping services and also provide support services in the areas of environmental consulting and engineering. […]

U.S. oil firms use shale know-how to revitalize old oilfields

U.S. oil firms use shale know-how to revitalize old oilfields

Among vineyards and cow pastures in east Texas last month, roughnecks started to drill in an oilfield that is 25 years past its production peak. Louisiana is counting on the Austin Chalk developments to revive the state’s declining oil output, which fell 11 percent last year to 40.4 million barrels, the lowest level since 1945. […]

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port getting new leader

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port getting new leader

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC, known as LOOP, is transitioning to a new leader this summer following the retirement of its president, Thomas Shaw, on July 1. Terrance Coleman, who serves as senior vice president, business services will succeed Shaw as president, a news release said. Shaw joined LOOP in 2006 as vice president, operations, […]

The Rundown: Here’s where things stand as the special session nears and more Louisiana politics news

The Rundown: Here’s where things stand as the special session nears and more Louisiana politics news

Today in The Rundown: An update on where things stand as budget negotiations heat up; a daring political suggestion from U.S. Sen. John Kennedy that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ staff called “absurd;” some good news for working parents; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today. The Countdown… Days until the 2018 third […]

Louisiana to get $992,000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects

Louisiana to get $992,000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects

Louisiana will get nearly $1 million from federal offshore lease revenues for outdoor recreation and conservation projects, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Monday (June 11). The money, from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), is part of $61.6 million distributed around the country through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act […]