Pelican President, Kevin Kane, advocates cost-saving approaches adopted successfully by other states.
Don Briggs of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says Louisiana is uniquely positioned to respond to higher gasoline prices and shift to natural gas.
Sadow: “With little disruption Louisiana could wipe out its corporate income tax in a little over a year… economic activity set off by the elimination of these would swell the state coffers by other means.”
In the face of unsustainable federal debt, Congress and the President appear unwilling and impotent to do anything about it. Robert J. Thorpe contends that the states must initiate a limit on spending, such as the National Debt Relief Amendment, via an Article V amendments convention.
The Pelican Institute has released three pieces of research to clear the air over the National Debt Relief Amendment and other Article V amendments. Escalating debt and an unrestrained federal government suggest the time is overdue for a state-initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Kevin Kane: The B.R. Advocate’s Lenny Keller has described the Louisiana legislature as ultraconservative – but it just ain’t so.
The Pelican Institute’s transparency site is shining light on generous overtime pay for state employees, and a local news channel has latched onto the finding.
Louisiana’s stand as the nation’s leader for incarceration is the target of five new bills from the state’s Sentencing Commission.
Don Briggs weighs in on the debate at the federal level. His view: burdening suppliers will do anything but lower gas prices.
Jeffrey Sadow reflects on the initiatives of Paul Pastorek: He leaves “the state’s elementary and secondary education system better off and with promise that necessary reforms may continue under his successor.”