Texas has managed to reduce its incarceration rate while saving taxpayers hundreds of millions and reducing crime.
‘A defined contribution system is one no longer supported by taxpayers, but, rather by the responsible investment choices of individuals.’
The administration rosily projects that ‘not a dime’ will be added to the deficit, but this ridiculous promise is left to Congress to fulfill.
The Louisiana legislature has been criticized for cutting statewide funding for the arts. Pelican Institute president Kevin Kane argues that Louisiana’s cultural heritage is better protected by voluntary support and private enterprise than by government subsidies.
Jindal’s proposal was an effort to lessen the strain of Louisiana’s health care spending while improving outcomes, especially in regards to Medicaid.
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 Erich Ponti (R-Baton Rouge) was withdrawn Tuesday.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
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.
Pelican President, Kevin Kane, advocates cost-saving approaches adopted successfully by other states.
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.