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Conservation Servitudes News ItemsMatthew T. Mangino: Prison labor: A legacy of involuntary servitude - St. James Plaindealer10/20/2017 10:47:53 AM
Matthew T. Mangino: Prison labor: A legacy of involuntary servitude St. James Plaindealer Matthew T. Mangino: Prison labor: A legacy of involuntary servitude .... Prison labor has become so widely accepted that recently Caddo Parish, Louisiana Sheriff Steve Prator lamented a new state program that could release non-violent prisoners early. and more »
This Week May See the Largest Prison Strike in US History - The Nation.9/7/2016 11:18:09 AM
The Nation. This Week May See the Largest Prison Strike in US History The Nation. Alabama inmates engaged in a work strike and protest in May, and since then there have been work strikes and hunger strikes in Mississippi, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, Louisiana , and Pennsylvania. Due to the number of facilities involved in ... and more »
H-2B guest-worker program under fire over salary discrepancies - The Advocate2/6/2016 6:12:26 PM
The Advocate H-2B guest-worker program under fire over salary discrepancies The Advocate In Louisiana , the top guest-worker jobs include landscaping, packers and packaging, forestry and conservation , construction, and production helpers. Louisiana ... Costa said it wouldn't be too far off to call the H-2B program “indentured servitude ... and more »
The Big Oil lawsuit and wetlands war - bestofneworleans.com2/22/2015 9:22:09 AM
bestofneworleans.com The Big Oil lawsuit and wetlands war bestofneworleans.com The governor also claimed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), which filed the suit on July 24, "overstepped its authority" by tackling coastal land-loss issues, which historically are overseen by the Coastal Protection ... and more »
New Louisiana plan relies heavily on diversions to reduce nutrients causing Gulf 'dead zone' - The Times-Picayune2/14/2014 1:17:36 AM
The Times-Picayune New Louisiana plan relies heavily on diversions to reduce nutrients causing Gulf 'dead zone' The Times-Picayune "We have also been very vocal about the potential for using our RESTORE Act funds (BP oil spill fine money that would be used to build restoration projects in Louisiana ) to partner with EPA, (Natural Resources Conservation Service), and upper basin ...
Succession Planning News ItemsLouisiana Farmers Struggling with Hay, Feeding Cattle After Harvey - AgWeb9/8/2017 12:27:53 PM
AgWeb Louisiana Farmers Struggling with Hay, Feeding Cattle After Harvey AgWeb Flooding from Hurricane Harvey is slow to drain in some areas of southwest Louisiana one week after the storm made landfall. Agricultural fields consisting primarily of rice and soybeans are suffering from the most damage. According to agents from the ...
Louisiana Corn Sees Record Corn Yields As Harvest Nears the End - AgWeb8/16/2017 9:12:58 AM
AgWeb Louisiana Corn Sees Record Corn Yields As Harvest Nears the End AgWeb Farmers throughout the south have seen big gains in statewide average yields. Most of the states in the region planted fewer corn acres, lowering total production. From Kentucky to Georgia and North Carolina to Louisiana , farmers are seeing impressive ...
Anne Cochran to retire from Louisiana Credit Union League in 2018 - Credit Union Journal8/2/2017 9:36:27 AM
Credit Union Journal Anne Cochran to retire from Louisiana Credit Union League in 2018 Credit Union Journal After 40-plus years in the credit union movement – and serving as CEO of the Louisiana Credit Union League since 1995 – Anne Cochran will retire at the end of the LCUL's current fiscal year, March 31, 2018. Cochran made the announcement late last week ...
America's community banks hope for lighter regulation - The Economist6/1/2017 10:55:39 AM
The Economist America's community banks hope for lighter regulation The Economist Preston Kennedy, who runs Bank of Zachary, in Louisiana , which has assets of $250m, says he has had to expand his mortgage department from three people to six, and add a senior officer to oversee it, in the past five years. Mr Zimmerman says borrowers ... and more »
LP Names Brad Southern New CEO Upon Retirement of Curt Stevens - Business Wire (press release)5/5/2017 8:40:36 AM
Business Wire (press release) LP Names Brad Southern New CEO Upon Retirement of Curt Stevens Business Wire (press release) BUSINESS WIRE)-- Louisiana -Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Brad Southern to succeed Curt Stevens as the CEO of LP effective July 1, 2017. Stevens, who has served as CEO since 2012, will ... and more »
MidSouth in Louisiana abruptly ousts CEO Rusty Cloutier - American Banker4/27/2017 2:54:16 PM
MidSouth in Louisiana abruptly ousts CEO Rusty Cloutier American Banker The $1.9 billion-asset company said in a press release Thursday that it had also removed Troy Cloutier as president and CEO of its bank. Troy Cloutier, Rusty Cloutier's son, had been named to those posts in August. MidSouth said the departures were ...
Tax Credits and Deductions News Items20 Amazing Tax Facts You Need to See to Believe - Motley Fool4/9/2017 9:43:09 AM
Motley Fool 20 Amazing Tax Facts You Need to See to Believe Motley Fool Among states, Louisiana has the least-favorable combined tax rate. When thinking of the least tax-friendly states, Louisiana probably isn't the first to come to mind. Yet, according to the Tax Foundation, it presents with the highest combined tax rate ... and more »
Budget panel reviews Gov. John Bel Edwards' plan for next year's state budget - The Advocate2/23/2017 1:54:33 PM
The Advocate Budget panel reviews Gov. John Bel Edwards' plan for next year's state budget The Advocate Louisiana Dept. of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee, left, confers with Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, just before Dardenne presented Gov. John Bel Edwards' Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Executive Budget proposal, at the Joint Legislative ... and more »
No taxes, but fee hikes possible as John Bel Edwards calls Louisiana legislative special session - NOLA.com2/3/2017 5:12:28 PM
NOLA.com No taxes, but fee hikes possible as John Bel Edwards calls Louisiana legislative special session NOLA.com This is likely because of the state recession in general and troubles in the oil and gas industry specifically, Albrecht said. But he also pointed to a recent surge in the use of business tax credits and deductions . In its most recent budget cycle ... and more »