A new state ranking for assets relative to liabilities, released this week, finds Louisiana to be the second most indebted state in the South. Despite a balanced budget requirement, Louisiana has still managed to acquire $21 billion more in liabilities than it has assets to offset them.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has requested limited removal of seniority privileges from consideration in city lay-offs, and the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union is unimpressed.
While all five of the proposals out of the Sentencing Commission passed, the most controversial received amendments to water them down. Dana Kaplan (pictured) of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana spoke with The Pelican Post and assessed what the outcome means for Louisiana.
Over the next 30 days, the U.S. and other partners within IEA will release these reserves to offset disruptions in global oil supply caused by the recent social and economic turmoil occurring throughout the Middle East.
Achieving a highly improbable turnaround, Rep. Noble Ellington’s (R-Winnsboro) resolution for an anti-debt amendment to the U.S. Constitution won approval from the Louisiana Senate yesterday.
With festive music and diverse protestors, Women with a Vision led a peaceful march against what the organization describes as a trillion dollar “abject failure”—the now forty-year-old war on drugs.
Despite smooth sailing in the House, the National Debt Relief Amendment came to an abrupt halt this morning. Sen. Karen Peterson (D-New Orleans) came out aggressively against it, and without objection she had it deferred in its Senate committee hearing.
With not a single opponent, Louisiana’s House of Representatives has endorsed the National Debt Relief Amendment and its call for a state-initiated amendment to the United States Constitution.
A sophisticated analysis of freedom across state lines finds Louisiana the least free of the former confederate states and in the bottom third of the nation.
Pending website transparency requirements seek to place boards that govern public schools under greater scrutiny. But opponents caution that this is another layer of compliance that will transfer resources away from the classroom.