James Gill

August 27, 2018

Credit rating improves with budget deal

Borrowing money for things like road projects and other infrastructure needs got a little easier and less expensive for the state last week after the Standard & Poor ratings agency upgraded Louisiana’s credit outlook from “negative” to “stable.”

Number of the Day

41 - Additional days a person would have to work in 2018 at the federal $7.25 per hour minimum wage to have the same earning power as a minimum wage worker in 2009. (Source: Forbes)
July 2, 2014

Duck Dynasty: By the numbers

By Jan Moller

You may have noticed that Duck Dynasty has been in the news recently, and not just because of the Robertson family’s usual shenanigans. Instead, the debate revolves around the generous subsidies that Louisiana taxpayers are providing for the producers and cast of the hit A&E reality series.… Read more...