As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.
Louisiana is one of 10 states with leaders seeking to oppose greater federal debt with the first ever state initiated constitutional amendment.
Sheila Weinberg, of the Institute for Truth in Accounting, unravels the illusions of federal and state accounting that conceal deficits.
Analysis from Friday’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon quantified New Orleans’ declining political capital and the expanded presence of self-described Hispanics.
Over the weekend the Institute for Humane Studies brought classical liberal and libertarian academics to Loyola University. They shared and debated the ideas of liberty with students and recent graduates.
American historian and scholar of Austrian economics, Thomas Woods this week published his most ambitious work so far. With Rollback he pronounces “Everything needs to the abolished, and here’s why.”
Dennis Woltering of Eyewitness News examines Louisiana’s public pension crisis with Kevin Kane, in the wake of a new Pelican Institute report.
We can be “tough on crime and the bottom line,” says Right on Crime, an openly conservative advocacy group for criminal justice reform. The organization held a press conference and highlighted Louisiana’s fiscal challenges and incarceration rate, the highest in the nation.
Kate Martin, of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, examines why unemployment has remained so high for more than two years. She believes a stable economic and political environment, rather than deficit spending, would foster job growth through greater employer confidence and certainty.
Led by Louisiana’s Noble Ellington, ALEC promotes “priority-based budgeting” NEW ORLEANS, La. – The American Legislative Exchange Council has released its “State Budget Reform Toolkit,” a plan for resolving fiscal shortfalls without increased taxation, raids of rainy-day funds, or reliance on federal funds. ALEC’s toolkit comes as Louisiana faces a projected $1.6 billion deficit for…