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  1. BRAC opposes Baton Rouge City Council proposalRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    "We believe in a unified form of government for the city-parish," BRAC Board Chairman Ric Kearny says in a prepared statement. "The creation of an additional body of government within East Baton Rouge goes against this belief, proposing yet another wedge between the people and communities of the parish."

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  2. Vote to restore Baton Rouge City Council could be on spring ballotRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that should the NAACP acquire enough signatures on a petition, the Metro Council would still need to approve the measure before it goes to voters. An organizing group that includes the NAACP wants to give voters the chance to decide whether to restore the Baton Rouge City Council in next year's spring election.

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  3. JR Ball: Do your job as Baton Rouge tax assessor, Mr. WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    East Baton Rouge Parish property owners paying the price for Brian Wilson's unwillingness to actually do his job must end. As the duly elected tax assessor of this parish, Wilson essentially has one job: Accurately assess the value of taxable property-along with any structures on said land-and turn the information over to Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, who then sends out those dreaded Scrooge-like green and red Christmas cards demanding the annual payment of property taxes.

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  4. Local law enforcement officers get groovy in video challengeRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Law enforcement agencies in Zachary and East Baton Rouge are the latest in Louisiana to participate in a lip sync challenge sweeping the U.S. have been challenging one another to create the videos and share them online. Many have gone viral, with the most popular so far being Norfolk, Virginia's police department's rendition of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," which has 65 million views.

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  5. JR Ball: BRAC's selective 'greater good' love of Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The foundational reason for BRAC's opposition stems from what's said to be faulty and less than complete budget numbers put forth earlier by organizers of the St. George incorporation effort-echoing the previously spoken concern of Sharon Weston Broome, though it's not entirely clear if she was speaking as the mayor of Baton Rouge, the president of East Baton Rouge Parish a or both. Yet the BRAC board takes it a step further, tossing out a litany of wonkish numbers that essentially translates into skepticism that a St. George independent school district could successfully operate without a hike in property taxes.

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  6. 2018 Influential Women in Business: Laura S. O'BrienRead the original story

    May 23, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    For residents of Zachary, it has been a place to do laundry in the middle of a hurricane. It's also the site of Fit Girl, an after-school care program where girls learn about healthy eating and exercising habits.

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  7. Materra development near Woman's campus on Airline to include wide range of housing optionsRead the original story

    May 9, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    When Woman's Hospital acquired the 225-acre former Briarwood Golf Course property on Airline Highway in 2001 for just $5.8 million, or 59 cents per square foot, hospital officials knew they were getting a good deal in an area of the parish that was bound to grow. But they had no idea the southeast quadrant of East Baton Rouge Parish would experience the economic boom that it has in the past 17 years.

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  8. News roundup: Louisiana business leaders tout economic benefits of...Read the original story

    May 7, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Industry accounts for half of all property tax collections in East Baton Rouge Parish, and two of every three tax dollars collected in the Capital Region. Those were just some of the on Thursday, at which the organization and business leaders voiced support for a strong Industrial Tax Exemption Program.

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  9. 'Business Report' Publisher: Voting for police and our children on SaturdayRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Publisher Rolfe McCollister reminds us-East Baton Rouge Parish voters head to the polls to decide if they want to continue paying taxes that currently help fund the school system and police department. "I am not going to try to tell anyone how to vote, because it's your money and you can decide where to spend or invest it," McCollister In short, McCollister will vote to renew both tax proposals: a 0.87-mill property tax for the Baton Rouge Police Department, and 1-cent sales tax-made up in three parts-for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

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  10. John Engquist is one smart businessmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The 64-year-old CEO of H&E Equipment Services has a proven track record as a successful business executive, having grown the heavy equipment dealership founded by his father in 1961 into a publicly traded company with more than $1 billion in revenues and nearly 90 locations around the U.S. He's athletic, playing basketball at LSU for two seasons in the early 1970s under legendary Coach Dale Brown. Today, he still takes home trophies for catching 830-pound bluefin tunas at fishing tournaments along the Gulf Coast.

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  11. Developer Windy Gladney breaking ground on 300-acre mixed-use development near ZacharyRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    After sitting on a nearly 300-acre parcel near Zachary for more than a decade, developer Windy Gladney is finally moving forward with plans to build Cheval Trails-a mixed-use development with 760 homes and 25 acres of commercial development-on the site. Gladney says he intends to begin infrastructure work as soon as the end of next week.

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  12. Riegel: Questions raised by the Baton Rouge Zoo debateRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Residents in the north Baton Rouge community that is home to the zoo fervently opposed the relocation from Greenwood Park on the grounds it would hurt the area's economy. Residents of the neighborhoods near the Fairgrounds on Airline Highway in southeast Baton Rouge, BREC's choice for a new zoo site, also largely opposed the plan.

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  13. So the zoo will stay in north Baton Rouge-now what?Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Opponents of the BREC administration's proposal to relocate the Baton Rouge Zoo from Greenwood Park in north Baton Rouge to the Fairgrounds in the southeast part of the parish are celebrating Thursday night's vote by the BREC Board of Commissioners to keep the zoo where it is. "The breadth and depth of what people talked about at the meeting was inspiring in a lot of ways," says commissioner Davis Rhorer, who was one of the most outspoken critics on the commission of the zoo relocation effort.

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  14. Baton Rouge General plans new clinics in Zachary, SlaughterRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Baton Rouge General is expanding its primary care services in the Capital Region by opening new Louisiana Internal Medicine Associates clinics in Zachary and Slaughter. LIMA clinics serve as rotation sites for internal medicine residents and medical students, who care for adults with complex and chronic conditions.

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  15. News roundup: Credit rating agency concerned about partisan gridlock...Read the original story

    Mar 8, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The special session failure by Louisiana lawmakers to close a budget gap only four months away raised alarms Wednesday with a national credit rating agency. S&P Global Ratings issued an update about the 15-day session, noting that legislative gridlock has emerged as a credit weakness for Louisiana.

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  16. Baton Rouge legislator files bill to make zoo move illegalRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    As controversy over the potential relocation of the BREC Baton Rouge Zoo intensifies, the Louisiana Legislature is getting in on the debate. State Rep. Barbara Carpenter, a Democrat whose north Baton Rouge district includes the zoo's current home in Greenwood Park, has filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would prohibit BREC from moving the zoo out of north Baton Rouge.

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  17. News roundup: Two bills escape special session, but neither...Read the original story

    Mar 6, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Only two proposals reached the governor's desk before Louisiana's special session unceremoniously ended on Monday. The first, sponsored by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James, grants a tax break to people impacted by disasters in 2015 through 2017.

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  18. Mid City nursing home sold for $8.6MRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    A Louisiana nursing home operator has acquired North Point Healthcare Center, a 123-bed facility in Mid City, for $8.6 million. Teddy Ray Price, through Old Jefferson Holdings, LLC, bought the nursing home from Bluebonnet Healthcare, Inc. in a deal that closed this week.

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  19. 'Business Report' Publisher: Economic development board needs to...Read the original story

    Mar 1, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    It has been more than a year since voters approved the creation of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District to spur investment in the northern part of the city. But Publisher Rolfe McCollister questions what-if anything-the new district's board of directors has actually accomplished since its incorporation.

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  20. At long last: Grocery store coming to RouzanRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    A national supermarket chain has signed a lease to build a roughly 30,000-square-foot grocery store in Rouzan, the Traditional Neighborhood Development in Southdowns. While Rouzan developer Charles Landry confirms the lease, he cannot not disclose the identity of the store just yet.

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