Louisiana’s stand as the nation’s leader for incarceration is the target of five new bills from the state’s Sentencing Commission.
The Pelican Institute’s transparency site is shining light on generous overtime pay for state employees, and a local news channel has latched onto the finding.
Kevin Kane: The B.R. Advocate’s Lenny Keller has described the Louisiana legislature as ultraconservative – but it just ain’t so.
MPERS gambled with public money, and lost. If this were a private company, these disastrous mistakes would surely result in bankruptcy.
Even with the accumulation of unfunded pension liabilities – now $30 billion and counting — some state lawmakers have introduced bills that would expand government benefits.
Jeffrey Sadow projects that “right-sizing” this area would save the state an annual $60 million and not harm quality of employee health care. It would also shed up to 300 state employees.
New Orleans Annual Operating Budget indicates that the city government has increased its reliance on revenue from red light and speed cameras to cover holes in the operating budget. Revenue from red light cameras, for example, has increased from $3.4 million in 2008 to an projected $18 million in 2011, an increase of 419 percent.
The drastic mismanagement and squandering of resources highlights the need to greatly scale back the operations of the Crescent City Connection Division.
Jeffrey Sadow contends that Jindal has received unjustified and misleading criticism over his pledge against tax increases.
As Louisiana municipalities struggle to mend their financial straits, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu may soon be without one of his most productive, yet controversial revenue generators: automated speed cameras.