Pelican Institute Joins Groups Nationwide in Defending Louisiana Workers’ Rights

This week, the Pelican Institute signed onto a letter opposing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which has been introduced in both the House and Senate at the federal level. Despite the seemingly positive image the name depicts, this legislation would drastically hurt Louisianans by further robbing them of the jobs and opportunities…

Lafayette Utilities System Fiber Continues to Prove Why Government Broadband Doesn’t Work

In 2009, the city of Lafayette began providing cable and internet services with the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Fiber network. This government owned network (GON) was established with the idea that, like water and electric utilities, internet and cable services can be more cheaply and efficiently provided by the government as opposed to the private…

“Inside the Vault” Shows the Promise of Smart Government

On September 1, the Louisiana Treasurer’s office launched its much anticipated website, “Inside the Vault with the Louisiana State Treasurer.” The vault was created in response to a mandate from the state legislature that the treasurer complete a public-facing debt database. Upon review of the initial build of the website, the results are quite impressive.…

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…

DÉJÀ VU: Louisiana Was the Only State to Lose Jobs Over the Last Year

As election day quickly approaches and claims about the condition of the Louisiana economy arise daily, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction. The truth is unsurprising yet disheartening for people across the state – from July of 2018 to July 2019, Louisiana was the only state in the nation to lose jobs. These numbers…

Pelican Institute Releases Agenda for the Constitutional Convention Forum

Today, the Pelican Institute for Public Policy released the jam-packed agenda for its upcoming Constitutional Convention Forum on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Capacity is strictly limited, so reserve your spot today! The forum will kick off with lunch beginning at 11:30 am followed by an afternoon…

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,…

Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost Jobs for Those Who Can Least Afford It

Another election cycle means another round of politicians calling for a higher minimum wage. Officials and candidates at both the state and national levels, including both the Governor of Louisiana and the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, have recently expressed their support for raising the minimum wage. Today, the House passed the Raise the Wage…

Left in the Dust: Louisiana Ridesharing Still Lags Behind

Just a decade ago, the idea of using your cellphone to get ride from a complete stranger, driving their personal car, seemed ludicrous.  But with more than 10 billion rides completed, this idea is not only accepted, but commonplace in many places around the world. However, in Louisiana, many are still left out of the…