Instead of bowing down to green pressure groups that greatly overstate the environmental risks attached to natural gas production, policymakers in the northeast should look toward Louisiana as a model for economic renewal, industry and government officials recommend.
Medicaid costs continued to rise in 2011, consuming a greater percentage of overall state spending. This was a result of federal stimulus money, heightened health care expenses and increased enrollment.
If you peel back the layers of Louisiana’s tax structure, you’re likely to find confusion, outrage and, more importantly, room for improvement. (Plus, you may discover the reasons why we’re suffering another midyear budget shortfall.)
Louisiana made the cut this year on an exclusive list, but this is not good news for business owners and consumers who have a stake in energy exploration and production.
Concerned citizens are invited to visit the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) group online where they can select their top choice for the most outrageous lawsuit of the year. But it will be not be easy, Melissa Landry, the group’s executive director, points out.
With the advent of unconventional drilling methods, the global energy balance is shifting, and the U.S. could soon find itself at the top of list of the world’s oil and gas producing countries.
Although Louisiana may have the widest wage gap in the country, many academics point to factors other than discrimination that account for the apparent wage gap.
President Obama’s Justice Department is “philosophically opposed” to enforcing a federal law that calls for registration rolls to be purged of ineligible voters, an election law attorney said during a recent forum at Tulane Law School.
Louisiana’s expensive auto insurance rates are symptomatic of public policy favored by trial lawyers that typically result in anti-business settlements, according to a citizen watchdog group that favors new legislation.
We believe that voters should support this amendment and vote Yes on Saturday. While there is no doubt that policymakers have been challenged by recent budget shortfalls, most taxpayers face challenges of their own. These taxpayers must live within their means and we believe that policymakers should do the same.