Over the next 30 days, the U.S. and other partners within IEA will release these reserves to offset disruptions in global oil supply caused by the recent social and economic turmoil occurring throughout the Middle East.
While all five of the proposals out of the Sentencing Commission passed, the most controversial received amendments to water them down. Dana Kaplan (pictured) of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana spoke with The Pelican Post and assessed what the outcome means for Louisiana.
Policy differences within Louisiana’s Republican Party complicated efforts to pay down the unfunded accrued liabilities (UALs) within the state’s retirement funds. Rep. Kevin Pearson’s (R-Slidell) was defeated in the Senate Retirement Committee on Sunday.
Jindal’s proposal was an effort to lessen the strain of Louisiana’s health care spending while improving outcomes, especially in regards to Medicaid.
Despite higher job numbers, Louisiana’s unemployment rate increased by 12 percent from May 2010 to May 2011. Louisianians are also staying on unemployment insurance longer.