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LABI calls on governor to simplify tax code

Sharon Brooks Hodge May 17, 2016, 7:39pm

BATON ROUGE – As a June special session of the Louisiana State Legislature appears imminent, an association of business executives says instead of raising revenue, the governor should focus on simplifying the tax code according to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI).

Reporters Committee not surprised Baton Rouge police dispute evidence in excessive force case

Sharon Brooks Hodge Apr. 29, 2016, 10:55am

BATON ROUGE–The Baton Rouge Police Department disputes whether evidence exists to substantiate a reporter’s allegation of excessive force, which an advocate for journalists says is a common reaction from law enforcement.

Reform lobbyist says court’s ruling on $457,000 in guardian fees 'smells a little fishy'

Sharon Brooks Hodge Apr. 26, 2016, 1:26pm

NEW ORLEANS – A tort reform advocate says the Louisiana Supreme Court’s failure to reduce $457,000 in fees to a legal guardian for juvenile lead poisoning victims should be a concern to everyone.

ACLU: Edwards rescinded the Marriage and Conscience Act, now there’s nothing to litigate

Sharon Brooks Hodge Apr. 16, 2016, 4:22pm

BATON ROUGE – This week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards rescinded his predecessor’s controversial executive order protecting religious freedom, a move that effectively ends a lawsuit that LGBT activists filed last June.

Lawsuit threatens public funding for charter schools in Louisiana

Sharon Brooks Hodge Mar. 27, 2016, 5:25pm

The fight for control of public education money in Louisiana will have another round in court now that the state teachers union and local school board members have challenged a district court ruling.

More plaintiffs join class action against Lumber Liquidators

Sharon Brooks Hodge Mar. 25, 2016, 6:22pm

RESERVE – A law firm in Reserve now represents six complaints in the mounting class-action lawsuit against Lumber Liquidators, the embattled floor makers accused of selling Chinese-made laminates containing dangerous levels of formaldehyde.