The American Enterprise Institute has released a working paper stating the federal compensation premium compared to private compensation is approximately 61 percent.
Despite smooth sailing in the House, the National Debt Relief Amendment came to an abrupt halt this morning. Sen. Karen Peterson (D-New Orleans) came out aggressively against it, and without objection she had it deferred in its Senate committee hearing.
Rep. Brett Geymann’s anti-spending resolution remains in effect after a counter-measure from Rep. Erich Ponti (R-Baton Rouge) was withdrawn Tuesday. This means “one-time” money cannot be used to balance the budget without a 2/3 vote of approval from House lawmakers
Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metaire) continues to fight for transparency in collective bargaining agreements. His legislation was “involuntarily deferred” in the House earlier this month but has been reloaded into amendment the Senate Education Committee will consider today.
Pelican President, Kevin Kane, advocates cost-saving approaches adopted successfully by other states.
A Jindal-backed House resolution to reinstate one-time money to cover current budgetary expenses is up for debate today in the House.
With not a single opponent, Louisiana’s House of Representatives has endorsed the National Debt Relief Amendment and its call for a state-initiated amendment to the United States Constitution.
A sophisticated analysis of freedom across state lines finds Louisiana the least free of the former confederate states and in the bottom third of the nation.
Rep. Kevin Pearson’s retirement reform bill passed the Louisiana House by a comfortable, bipartisan margin on Monday. His legislation provides for a readjustment of the final average compensation (FAC) for state employees that would be used to pay down unfunded accrued liabilities.
The most practical and responsible way towards achieving a new hospital in the East is taking the reins from the hands of bureaucrats and putting private contractors in the driver’s seat.