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  • Finance class soon required for Salvation Army toys Play Video

    December 15, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army will begin distributing presents to children Tuesday, but for the first time some parents took a special class before getting free toys. Instead of just giving parents a fish, the Salvation Army says it wants to teach parents how to fish. That's why... more »
  • Audit cites weaknesses at Dept. of Public Safety

    November 10, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Department of Public Safety says it has taken steps to address problems recounted in a new state audit. The problems include a lack of financial controls that led to misappropriation of more than $69,000 by three Office of Motor Vehicle employees who were fired and arrested.... more »
  • Senators pick through $74M savings from consultant

    May 16, 2014 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators are questioning whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration can deliver the $74 million in savings it is promising from the ideas of an outside consultant. Members of the Senate Finance Committee bristled Friday at some suggestions from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, like plans to close... more »
  • Ethics: Former Kenner mayor must pay late fee

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
  • Republican prompts inquiry into party finances

    May 23, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A member of the Republican Party asked the Louisiana Legislative Auditor to peek into the finances of the GOP in the state WBRZ News 2 learned. The new information came a day after a WBRZ News 2 report about outrage in the party after leaders received a... more »
  • Republicans question reason behind financial records request Play Video

    May 22, 2013 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions surround the state Capitol after the Legislative Auditor told the Republican Party of Louisiana to hand over financial documents. "State law says they are suppose to submit it," Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said. Recently, a legislator brought the law to his attention. State statute... more »
  • LSU finance chief leaving for Univ. of Kentucky

    November 27, 2012 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's chief financial officer will be leaving the state's flagship university to take a similar position at the University of Kentucky. The president of the University of Kentucky, Eli Capilouto, announced Tuesday that Eric Monday will become UK's executive vice president for finance and administration. ... more »
  • Recall organizers fined $500 each by ethics board

    November 16, 2012 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
  • Ethics board hears appeals for fines Play Video

    September 21, 2012 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state ethics board denied several lawmakers' appeals to have ethics fines against them waived today. The fines in dispute ranged from a few hundred dollars to $8,000, and mostly dealt with campaign finance reports which were filed late or improperly. State Senator Elbert Guillory,... more »
  • Economic figures drive Dow down, heat Presidential debate

    June 1, 2012 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The stock market is down and the presidential rhetoric is heating up in the wake of some disappointing economic data that came out today. The Labor Department says U.S. employers added 69,000 jobs in May. That's the far fewer than had been expected and with downward revisions of... more »
  • Oil drops on disappointing US growth data

    May 31, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW YORK - The price of oil is falling again on reports that the U.S. economy isn't growing as expected. Benchmark U.S. crude lost $1.28 to $86.54 per barrel while Brent crude lost $1.13 to $102.34 per barrel. Oil is now the cheapest it's been all year. Prices have been... more »
  • Facebook stock climbs, still down from IPO

    May 30, 2012 1:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook's stock is getting some relief, inching higher following a steep decline in the wake of its initial public offering. Shares of Facebook Inc. are up 43 cents to $29.27 in morning trading on Wednesday. That's still down about 23 percent from its IPO price of $38.... more »
  • Strong earnings, takeovers send stocks higher

    October 24, 2011 10:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are rising strongly after a round of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than anticipated. Mattel and J.M. Smucker were among companies that rose after announcing acquisitions. Caterpillar jumped 5.5 percent after it raised its profit forecast for the year.... more »
  • Finance reports offer insight into GOP field

    July 15, 2011 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON- With six months to go before the first votes are cast, Republican presidential contenders are disclosing how much cash they have available - and how much debt they have to overcome - to win the GOP's nomination. Federal election reports are due today and are expected to offer an... more »
  • Committee hears budget recommendations

    November 12, 2010 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Senate Committee on Finance is reviewing streamlining budget recommendations and cuts to higher education. We'll update you on the discussion throughout the day at WBRZ.com and on Twitter by following @WBRZ and @MikeSteeleWBRZ. more »
  • Sen. Vitter reports $5.4M in fundraising

    August 16, 2010 1:18 PM

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this month's primary election. The Republican is seeking a second term in office. His campaign released its latest round of finance reports Monday, detailing activity from July 1 to Aug. 8 and showing Vitter... more »
  • Three dead during Greek riots over financial crisis

    May 5, 2010 9:40 AM

    Three people are dead after a fire broke out at an Athens bank during rioting over government austerity measures. An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets Wednesday during a nationwide wave of strikes against spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy. Protesters were hurling Molotov cocktails at... more »
  • Jindal fundraising details elusive

    February 17, 2010 2:03 PM

    Details about where fundraisers for Governor Bobby Jindal were held and who hosted them are not clear. Jindal's spokesman has often refused to provide the information, saying the specifics would be available in the governor's campaign finance report. The latest report was filed last week and the details are... more »

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