For the first time ever, police juries, parish council members, school board members, sheriffs and other local elected officials get to decide if businesses receive a property tax break that would come out of local government budgets. Gov. John Bel Edwards changed tax exemption rules last year, with potentially dramatic effects. Story by The Advocate. (File photo by Susan Poag, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
A sugar farm outside Houma has been selected as the new home for the dozens of people remaining on Isle de Jean Charles, an island rapidly sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Story by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. (Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
Management of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana could soon be changing hands under a move announced Tuesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards, which is aimed at ending years of disputes over operations of the facilities. Story by The Associated Press. The USA TODAY Network of Louisiana also covered this issue.
Working adults, children and seniors in Louisiana have some of the…