Welcoming New Team Members

At the beginning of September, we welcomed some new members to our organizing team at the TBR office. Senior Organizer Khalid Hudson is now joined by Ryan Terribile, an LSU social work intern, as well as Phillip Norman and Abel Thompson, two Serve Louisiana AmeriCorps members who will complete an 11-month term of service with the organization. In addition to his service with TBR, Abel is also supporting Lady Carlson with her work in organizing the West Side Sponsoring Committee.

By shadowing and collaborating with Together Baton Rouge leaders, these three will have the opportunity to learn the craft of organizing during their service terms. They’ll also be supporting the organization with outreach, communications, and capacity-building efforts.


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We made a little news today

On Wednesday, June 12, Together Baton Rouge Leader Diane Hanley spoke on behalf of Together Baton Rouge in favor of an ITEP application before the EBR Metro Council - because it met the ITEP standards the EBR Metro Council had set.

It made the front page the next day.

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What difference does local control make over local tax exemptions?

Here's a chart of how much industrial property is exempted in Texas vs. Louisiana as of 2018:












NEW REPORT: Small- & locally-owned businesses in Baton Rouge are subsidizing industrial giants' taxes



Download the study here


Check out the "Who pays more?" search tool at: PROPERTYSEARCH.TOGETHERBR.ORG










Why Louisiana stays poor

With all Louisiana's wealth in natural resources and industry, WHY DO WE STAY SO POOR?

The Advocate's ground-breaking series on industrial tax exemptions

The Advocate's 3-part series on Louisiana's industrial tax exemption program, "No strings attached," is being recognized as among the best reporting in Louisiana in many years. Links to the series below.

For the online version of each part, click its image below:

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Click here for a PDF version of all three parts of the series:


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