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While lower gas prices at the pump make consumers happy, states that rely heavily on oil taxes may struggle.

Falling oil prices hurt state budgets

Nov 17, 2014
For states trying to balance budgets that rely on oil taxes, it's crunch time.
Posted In: big oil, Louisiana, severance tax
Alhambra residents vote on Election Day at the Alhambra Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County.

The economics of a runoff election

Nov 5, 2014
How is money raised and spent in a runoff election?
Posted In: runoff, elections, voting, Louisiana, Georgia

Tech on the bayou: Louisiana and New Orleans make a play for start-ups

Jan 24, 2014
Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Posted In: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans

Can dog food help Louisiana's wetlands?

Sep 20, 2013
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.
Posted In: nutria, wetlands, Louisiana

Louisiana's Gulf Coast adapts to global warming's rising seas

Sep 9, 2013
Flood protection uses construction techniques developed by the oil industry. Coastal protection in Louisiana grows into an export industry.
Posted In: Louisiana, Gulf residents, global warming

Louisiana alligator hunters set to reel in profits

Aug 27, 2013
For the next month, it's open season on wild alligators in the Bayou State, and it's big business for hunters and luxury fashion houses like Hermes and Gucci.
Posted In: luxury, alligator, hunting, Louisiana

Lumber mills buzzing again in Louisiana

Jul 1, 2013
Louisiana manufacturers that produce lumber plan to reopen and expand factories, as nationwide housing market shows steady recovery.
Posted In: lumber, Louisiana

Gun sales boost Louisiana's bicentennial

Oct 16, 2012
With no public money for a celebration of Louisiana's bicentennial, the state has turned to merchandise sales -- including two firearms.
Posted In: guns, Louisiana

Advocates say insurance costs strain homeowners

Oct 9, 2012
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.
Posted In: home insurance, Gulf residents, Mississippi, foreclosure, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana

Narrowing Louisiana's wage gap.

Sep 7, 2012
Louisiana has one of the largest pay disparities between men and women in the U.S. But new legislation and a coastal restoration project may help bridge that gap.
Posted In: Wage gap, Louisiana, women, employment

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