Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield told lawmakers Tuesday that he expects the state to collect $100 million in back-owed taxes through an amnesty period planned for later this year.
Nicholls State University students in the field of "geomatics" — the use of data about the earth's surface — will have access to the latest advancements in surveying technology with the donation of a high-tech unmanned aerial vehicle.
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Move is part of company-wide consolidation of residential call centers.
A computer services company announced Tuesday that it plans to open a new technology center in Bossier City, creating 800 new jobs and bolstering efforts to position northwest Louisiana as a center for cybersecurity work.