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.
Today, the state legislature deferred SB 75, which would have prohibited local municipalities from using electronic vehicle speed enforcement systems to regulate traffic laws.
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.
MPERS gambled with public money, and lost. If this were a private company, these disastrous mistakes would surely result in bankruptcy.
New Orleans Annual Operating Budget indicates that the city government has increased its reliance on revenue from red light and speed cameras to cover holes in the operating budget. Revenue from red light cameras, for example, has increased from $3.4 million in 2008 to an projected $18 million in 2011, an increase of 419 percent.
The drastic mismanagement and squandering of resources highlights the need to greatly scale back the operations of the Crescent City Connection Division.
As Louisiana municipalities struggle to mend their financial straits, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu may soon be without one of his most productive, yet controversial revenue generators: automated speed cameras.
Contrary to rosy assessments from high profile publications and the Obama Administration, the owner of Laborde Marine reveals the uncounted devastation from the shut-down of rig operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Although the Obama Administration claims the U.S. is in an economic recovery, evidenced by a fall in the official unemployment rate, the employment-to-population ratio, is now lower than it was when the recession officially ended. Additionally, since 2009 the number of people who have been out of work for more than six months has increased 40 percent.
Two Louisianians bring lawsuit to Supreme Court against government-tobacco cartel NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a new challenge with the U.S. Supreme Court against the $200 billion deal between major tobacco companies and 46 state attorneys general of 1998. CEI’s petition for two Louisianians and one Virginian, filed last week,…