Given the Republican wave that washed away the union’s national ambitions last month, it would be a remarkable development if politically conservative Jefferson Parish elected to turn its School Board over to the friends of the American Federation of Teachers.
This case is a stunning example of class action lawyers doing what they do best: using lawsuits to create the illusion of relief that will ultimately do nothing more than increase their own bottom lines.
Jefferson is overcoming these challenges because strong leaders have implemented sensible policies and put results ahead of pleasing special interests. As other districts look to Jefferson and realize that unions are hindering reform, the tide will turn against organizations like the American Federation of Teachers.
Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, in cooperation with The Liberty Foundation, offers new data focusing on the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), with a special focus on gender and minority groups.
Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation
New data and information surfacing about the claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, raise serious questions about whether he merits serving in this role.
Many of our public pension systems operate outside the laws of reason and are usually motivated more by political interests than practical economics.
What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.
Now is the time for real openness and transparency when private lawyers are hired by the Attorney General to work for Louisiana taxpayers. This practice should not be done behind closed doors, as it is now.
With the coming expansion in the energy, manufacturing, and construction sectors and an aging population, Louisiana’s impending labor shortfall can only be exacerbated by excluding a large section of the prospective workforce: ex-offenders.
The nation’s older inmate population is expected to increase exponentially again over the next decade, with associated health costs spiraling higher.