Online charter schools that are new to Louisiana are in position to help democratize education and offer specialized learning experiences that may not be available in traditional classroom settings.
Louisiana is beset with some of the most economically damaging regulations that flow out of Washington D.C, according to industry representatives and public policy analysts. They cite anti-energy policies, union favoritism and ObamaCare mandates as the primary culprits.
A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.
ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate has joined with the NAACP to advance a “motor voter” lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration in tandem with a separate filing from President Obama’s Justice Department. Louisiana government officials deny the allegations and vow to fight both suits.
Libertarians with the Cato Institute ardently endorse Gov. Bobby Jindal’s resistance to health care exchanges that could be used to implement ObamaCare regulations. But other Republicans say the exchanges can be used to advance free market reforms.
Louisiana’s House Republicans were united in their support of the “Cut, Cap and Balance” legislation that passed last night. It faces a tough road in the upper chamber where Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has criticized his colleagues for backing down to President Obama
Ten oil rigs have left the Gulf of Mexico since the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010 documentation from Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) office shows. Companies will not recommit themselves to the Gulf region until the “political uncertainty” recedes.
Sen. David Vitter’s amendment to defund existing czar positions and block new appointments to these positions without congressional approval fell just short in June. But it attracted bipartisan support and will be used as a model for future legislation
Under a proposed constitutional amendment, at least 5 percent of surplus funds must be used to pay down unfunded accrued liabilities that existed as of June 30, 1988 for the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement Systems (LASERS) and the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL).
Rep. Tony Ligi made every effort to pass legislation that would allow for greater public scrutiny of collective bargaining agreements between union officials and government agencies. His efforts fell short this time around but they have attracted national attention and will be revisited in Louisiana.