Income Growth in Louisiana

Preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis revealed that personal income growth slowed in 2008. In Louisiana, personal income growth slowed to 4.2 percent in 2008, a virtual crawl compared to 10.2 percent in 2007. Of course the decline is not limited to Louisiana, as personal income growth nationwide slowed to 3.9…

Welcome Back, Welfare

One of the great policy triumphs of this era has been welfare reform. After decades of growth, the disastrous Aid to Families with Dependent Children program was scrapped in 1997 and states were finally given incentives to limit the number of people added to their welfare rolls. In addition, more stringent work requirements and time…

Welcome to The Pelican Post!

The Pelican Post is the blog of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. Our focus is on policy and politics in Louisiana, with an occasional detour into food, music and whatever else strikes our fancy. The Pelican Institute is a non-profit research and education institution that conducts scholarly research and analysis of Louisiana public policy.…