Wall Street Journal Cites Pelican Lawsuit Abuse Study

Louisiana’s lawsuit abuse climate has caught the eye of the Wall Street Journal, and a recent Pelican Institute study features prominently in its analysis: A new study by the Pelican Institute comparing offshore drilling on state and federal land in the Gulf finds the lawsuits have scared off producers. Oil and gas employment declined by 2,000…

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Last Quarter GDP Growth Revised to 0%

Yesterday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its report of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by state for the second quarter of 2019. At first glance the report has middling news for the state of Louisiana. According to the report, the Pelican state saw growth of 1.7 percent. While lower than all its neighbors,…

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Louisiana Leadership Not Helping Taxpayers

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 was a shot in the arm for an already strong American economy. By lowering America’s highest in the developed world corporate tax rate and slashing the amount of taxes owed by everyday citizens, the American people are seeing an explosion of jobs and opportunity. But, the Tax…

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A better Louisiana is on the horizon, but we must act now

Over the last year, the Pelican Institute has been traveling the state, speaking to individuals and organizations, releasing hundreds of pages of educational materials and countless informative video advertisements emphasizing the importance of making fundamental changes to our state government’s core structures. Now, the moment is upon us to start turning this vision of righting…

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The Broken Promises of Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion

Some in Louisiana want to claim that the state’s expansion of Medicaid to able-bodied adults represents a success story. The facts indicate otherwise. Medicaid expansion has resulted in large costs to taxpayers, significant amounts of waste, fraud, and abuse, and tens of thousands of able-bodied adults shifting from private coverage to government insurance—even while individuals…

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Steel Factory Closing Symptomatic of Larger Issue

On Monday, Sept. 30, 376 Louisianans showed up to work only to find that they had suddenly lost their jobs. Bayou Steel, one of the largest employers in the area, closed its doors without warning, and the former employees were shocked. As for an explanation for the plant closure, a letter from Bayou Steel to the Louisiana Workforce…

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CRITICS PLAYING POLITICS WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS, PELICAN INSTITUTE SAYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             Contact: Morgan Wampold P: 985-377-7437 E: morgan@peoplewhothink.com   CRITICS PLAYING POLITICS WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS, PELICAN INSTITUTE SAYS NEW ORLEANS, La. (Sept. 17, 2019) —  The following is a statement from Daniel Erspamer, chief executive officer of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy (Pelican Institute), regarding the recent criticisms of criminal…

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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17th is a historic day. On this date in 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention met for the last time and signed our nation’s governing document, and then it was sent to the states for approval.  The seven Articles comprising of 4,543 words that make up the Constitution, outlined how our nation should be…

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Louisiana’s STILL Not Working

The national economy is thriving with unemployment numbers reaching all-time lows. Lower taxes and less regulation unleashed the American workforce to create jobs and opportunity across the nation. Yet there remains an exception to America’s economic success…Louisiana. Louisiana continues to have a complex and broken tax code along with reams of red tape which destroying…

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We’re Hiring! Apply to be General Counsel for the Pelican Institute for Public Policy Today

General Counsel The Pelican Institute for Public Policy/Pelican Center for Justice New Orleans or Virtual Office in Louisiana https://talentmarket.org/general-counsel-pelican/ If you are a freedom-loving lawyer looking for an opportunity to make a highly-leveraged impact on freedom in Louisiana and across the country, this is the position for you. You’ll join a high-powered, talented team, and,…

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