Currency

A series exploring the highs and lows of Lafayette’s economy, providing critical commentary about what’s working and what’s not.

COLUMN: Why deconsolidation matters

Discussions around deconsolidating Lafayette Consolidated Government aren’t just the academic musings of the chattering class. They’re about making local government more responsive to its citizens.

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News + Notes

Analysis: Lafayette wages trail cost of living

This is problematic for two reasons. One, it suggests that people in our community really are having trouble making ends meet. Two, it harms our economic competitiveness as it relates to being able to retain our best and brightest.

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News + Notes

There’s a Cold War between the mayor-president and the City Council that could flare up at any time. The city faces a slew of controversial issues, while the parish’s finances continue to teeter on the brink of collapse, and consolidation is put on trial. These are the major stories I’ll be tracking at LCG this year.

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