Introducing TweetLouisiana.org!

Many members of Congress use Twitter to directly communicate with constituents, activists, and media sources. For example, Governor Bobby Jindal “tweets” on his activities to folks “following” him on Twitter. More and more legislators at the federal and state level are beginning to utilize this important new media tool as well. That’s why the Pelican…

Commentary: New Bill Aims to Stop Law Clinics from Biting the Hand that Feeds

A new bill introduced into the Louisiana State Legislature by Senator Robert Adley (R-Benton) and backed by the Louisiana Chemical Association seeks to prevent law clinics that receive state money from “suing government agencies, suing individuals and businesses for financial damages or raising most constitutional challenges.” The introduction of this bill arises mainly in response…

Korea Could Be A Stronger Trade Partner For Louisiana

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement was proposed in June of 2007 and awaits congressional approval. The agreement would eliminate existing tariffs on many industrial and agricultural exports, consequently stimulating the US economy. As the Office of the United States Trade Representative reports: “The U.S. International Trade Commission estimates that the reduction of Korean tariffs and…

More “Commentary: Blooming Nonsense” on Florist Licensing

The Institute for Justice’s lawsuit against the Louisiana Horticultural Committee has begun to pick up steam in the media. New Orleans CityBusiness ran a cover story (subscription required) regarding the support of, and opposition to, IJ’s lawsuit. As evident in David Muller’s article, the arguments justifying this blatantly anti-competitive law are weak. In defense of…