As the state faces down a looming budget gap, there will be a number of proposals on the table. But, what is the real situation, and what should our state leaders do about it? Get all the facts in the Pelican Institute’s Citizen’s Guide to the Fiscal Cliff.
The Pelican Institute applauds Governor John Bel Edwards for releasing a broad outline of his proposal to close an anticipated $1 billion budget gap as we approach 2018. That said, as it stands, the plan lacks sufficient detail to accomplish any meaningful analysis of its impact on Louisiana’s economy, and we call on the Governor…
What Do Those Unemployment Numbers Really Mean? Every leader in Louisiana is rooting for this economy. Everyone wants to see more jobs come into the state and fewer of our fellow citizens unemployed. But, we have to start by telling the truth about our current situation. Governor John Bel Edwards recently made news touting dropping…
Louisiana passed and enacted a Justice Reinvestment Package, what was modeled on successful reforms in other states that have demonstrably improved public safety, reduced crime and recidivism, and also saved taxpayer money at the same time. Recently, these reforms have been in the news across the state, so we wanted to provide some clarification regarding what the…
When you head to the store to load up on supplies for tailgating this weekend, you will probably find some of your party necessities cost more than last year.
The mission of NEFW is to inform government workers about their options for obtaining more freedom and flexibility in the workplace. This effort includes the participation of 86 groups located in 39 states around the nation.
The burden of attaining an occupational license makes it harder for job seekers to enter the workplace. This results in fewer workers, and thus fewer options for consumers, which is the perfect environment for prices to rise.
While reasonable people can disagree on many important issues, we all benefit from a lively public square where facts and opinions can be shared without fear of government recourse.
Louisiana’s fiscal health ranks 33rd best among the states and Puerto Rico, according to a 2016 report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Remarkably, the report ranks Louisiana 30 spots lower than it did last year. This represents the largest decline of any state in the nation.