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A Political Month


In April, Louisiana kicked off its legislative regular session and this month we are in the thick of lobbying, debates and compromise, which all ends on June 6.

If you are not aware, this is an election year and term-limited members of the House and Senate are at record numbers. Many will begin moving from one chamber to the next as they try and hold on to a position in the state legislature. But what is more important than a new seat in a different chamber is what are you doing in this current session.

This year, like all the ones before, we have important items before the state that we can improve and fix. Whether it’s trying to lower car insurance, fund roads with protected gas tax money or create a funding source for early childhood education, the needs of Louisiana are great.

As a business owner or executive, being involved with your local chamber, business council or trade association is a great way to stay abreast of the latest developments and issues in your area and business. Business groups are active daily in Baton Rouge trying to move us all in the right direction.

Let’s hope the elected representatives are too.

If you would like to follow what is happening in Baton Rouge, visit legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx



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Publisher’s Note

A note from the desk of Todd Matherne


Todd Matherne started his career in 1987 and fell in love with the business of  publishing.  In 2006 along with other  partners he created Renaissance  Publishing, which today publishes seven magazines and over 20 custom titles.  He serves on many boards and is  involved in committees and events  throughout New Orleans. He has a  Bachelor of Science from The  University of New Orleans and because  he is local we will add "he went to  Archbishop Shaw" Class of 1985.  He is  married with three daughters and lives  in New Orleans.

To reach Todd Matherne directly, contact him at todd@bizneworleans.com



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