The Advocate

Economic Development, ITEP, Caddo Parish, Industrial Tax Exemptions

NCLI Leads First Local Rejection of Industrial Tax Break in Louisiana

Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Advocate

Fighting a four-front battle to better invest local public funds, Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith (NCLI) leaders recently persuaded the Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator to become the first local official in state history to use the newly-granted local authority to reject an industrial tax exemption request.

This month, three more local entities – Caddo Parish, the City of Shreveport, and the Caddo Parish School Board – will vote on multi-million dollar tax exemption requests, one application at a time.

NCLISC

Baton Rouge Police Department, Use-Of-Force Policy, Louisiana IAF

TBR Congratulates Mayor for Use-Of-Force Policy Overhaul

Friday, February 3, 2017
The Advocate

When Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s announcement of an overhaul of the police department’s use-of-force policies, Together Baton Rougeexpressed pride in the role they played in its development and extended public congratulations.

Together Baton Rouge

Together Louisiana, ITEP, Economic Incentives, Governor Edwards

Together Louisiana Reforms State Tax Exemption Program

Friday, June 24, 2016
The Advocate

With seventy ’Together Louisiana‘ leaders in attendance, Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order overhauling the nation’s largest state program of corporate subsidies, the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP)..

Together Baton Rouge

Payday Lending Reform, Together Baton Rouge, Jeremiah Group, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Louisiana IAF

'Together Louisiana' Moves Legislative Bill on Payday Lending

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Advocate

With the press calling it “the sleeper issue of the session,” leaders from ‘Together Louisiana,’ stormed the Capitol to testify in Committee hearings and weigh in on debate over payday lending in Louisiana...

West / Southwest IAF

Payday Lending Reform, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Predatory Lending, Thelma Fleming

Together Louisiana Takes Payday Lending Fight to the Capitol

Monday, March 24, 2014
The Advocate

First, Thelma Fleming lost one of her two jobs. Later, she had to pawn some of the gifts her children had given her. Eventually, the bank closed her account, and she had to give up her car.

Fleming’s troubles can be traced back to the $300 loan she took out from a payday lender two years ago after the detox center where she worked closed its doors.

West / Southwest IAF