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Knapp says reform must now come from within EBR school system

What’s next for school reform in East Baton Rouge Parish? In the final weeks of the session, the Legislature shot down bills that would have decreased the size of the school board and increased the authority of school principals to make budgetary and hiring decisions.

2014 session draws to a close

The 2014 session of the Louisiana Legislature, which ended Monday, did little things, but on the big issues, the three-month session mostly will be remembered for what didn’t happen.

DA Hillar Moore says BRAVE program is working

The BRAVE program seems to be living up to its name by reducing violence in the city.

BR benefiting from three economy-stimulating events

By the time the last of the record 135,000 Bayou Country Superfest 2014 fans left Tiger Stadium on Sunday night, organizers of the Miss USA pageant and a major soccer tournament already were busy preparing their economy-stimulating events in Baton Rouge.

EBR parish schools revamp fails in La. House

A bid to overhaul the East Baton Rouge Parish school system was crushed Wednesday in the Louisiana House, setting off a gleeful celebration among opponents of one of the most divisive topics of the 2014 session.

Louisiana House kills bill to restructure East Baton Rouge Parish schools

The Louisiana House rejected on Wednesday (May 28) a proposal backed by the Baton Rouge area business community to restructure the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.

Pod Pack International to build $10 million facility in Baton Rouge

Pod Pack International, local creator of individual compostable coffee and tea pods, announced a $10.1 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge’s Industriplex area.

La. Senate to debate changes to TOPS program today

The Louisiana Senate today will take up the debate over whether or not to raise eligibility standards for the state’s free college tuition program called TOPS. The Associated Press reports the price tag for the program is growing to $250 million next year, and lawmakers will discuss whether the state needs to trim its costs.

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