Higher admission standards for Louisiana’s colleges are set to all but wipe out the student body of Southern University at New Orleans, since almost 80 percent of current students would no longer qualify.
Jeffrey Sadow projects that “right-sizing” this area would save the state an annual $60 million and not harm quality of employee health care. It would also shed up to 300 state employees.
Jeffrey Sadow contends that Jindal has received unjustified and misleading criticism over his pledge against tax increases.
Edward Ashworth and Andrew Muhl argue in favor of increasing the state’s cigarette tax, and the authors claim that this tax hike would be overwhelmingly popular, but Gov. Jindal opposes it for reasons of political expediency.
The reality is government wants more revenue, and taxes on tobacco prey on the vulnerable and burden the poor. As these revenue streams become perpetuated and critical, elected leaders give moral approval to the exploitation of addiction.
Financier John Aglialoro and director Paul Johansson have finally brought a film adaptation of “Atlas Shrugged” to the silver screen. On Friday, April 15th, “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” opened in select cities across America.
Jeffrey Sadow has unearthed data, from Louisiana Economic Development’s own commissioned report, that reveals misleading and self-serving messages about the efficacy of tax credits.
On Saturday, the Shreveport Times ran an op-ed coauthored by Kevin Kane of the Pelican Institute and Mark Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. They note that the Bayou State has the highest incarceration rate per capita in the United States, and an address of criminal justice reform is overdue.
The Pelican Institute’s latest research compares Louisiana’s pension crisis Wisconsin’s. Despite less coverage, Louisiana’s situation is far worse, and Bobby Jindal’s plan is nowhere near enough to make a dent in the unfunded liabilities.
Soon Louisiana redistricting will reveal the state’s power players, and they will work to the advantage of Republicans.