CBS is applying to recoup one-third of the money it says it spent for The Talk, under the state’s Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit. CBS appears to be eligible for a $700,000 tax credit, whether deducted from other taxes owed the state, sold into the tax-credit market or back to the state at 85 cents on the dollar.

“I’m extremely disappointed he did not show up,” state Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, said. “If there’s a question he didn’t want to answer, they do a great job of not answering questions anyway.” 

Many cities have eyed the idea of local universities paying property taxes. Center cities have so much tax-exempt property on their rolls that it becomes extremely difficult to raise revenue.  Property taxes on residents become onerous, which makes it that much harder to recruit and retain residents.

Just how far has the city come, in three years under [NOPD Superintendent Ronal] Serpas, in fixing what is widely considered one of the most dysfunctional law enforcement agencies in the nation? According to the city, far enough to trust that it will follow through. … [In] a status report through the end of 2012, Serpas claims the department has completed 60 of the 147 “action items” dictated in the consent decree, and that 80 more are in progress.

I think the key word in that passage is “trust.”

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...