Preserve Louisiana official will speak at Press Club on Nov. 20

Fairleigh Cook Jackson, executive director of Preserve Louisiana, formerly the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 20. Jackson will address the potential elimination of a 20-percent tax credit for rehabilitation of income producing, historic buildings. The U.S. Senate is debating a bill approved by the U.S. House that could dispose of tax benefits for renovating older structures. Jackson says many projects in downtown Baton Rouge were made possible by federal tax incentives. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.