Rep. Brett Geymann’s anti-spending resolution remains in effect after a counter-measure from Rep. Erich Ponti (R-Baton Rouge) was withdrawn Tuesday. This means “one-time” money cannot be used to balance the budget without a 2/3 vote of approval from House lawmakers
Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metaire) continues to fight for transparency in collective bargaining agreements. His legislation was “involuntarily deferred” in the House earlier this month but has been reloaded into amendment the Senate Education Committee will consider today.
An exclusive focus on inputs such as teacher headcount ignores vital dynamics such as the parent-student relationship.
New Orleans has had notable success stories since Katrina, but pioneers of K-12 reform in other states are also worth highlighting.
Legislation that would preclude state government officials from mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on construction projects is scheduled for a vote today in the House. PLAS have been criticized for favoring union over non-union shops.
“A basic analysis of our public school system’s core metrics argues loudly against any additional revenue, and in favor of much lower spending.”
An expansion of state taxing powers – HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax, passed the House today with a vote of 78 to 14.
Don Briggs: We can overcome many of our economic woes simply by allowing American oil and gas businesses to flourish.
Pelican President, Kevin Kane, advocates cost-saving approaches adopted successfully by other states.
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.