A new ranking of admissions standards has LSU below all flagship universities in the Deep South. The study author contends consequently lower graduation rates, less desirable faculty, and poorer quality research.
A Northwestern University study claims that Louisiana’s pension system will be insolvent by 2017. Louisiana’s largest pension program dismisses claims as “misleading”.
United States Public Interest Research Group study ranks Louisiana’s “LaTrac” in the top five for government transparency websites.
Lawmakers in both parties have been critical of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to increase state employee contributions to the pension plan. In reality, his plan is quite restrained in comparison to other states and some supporters argue that should go even further.
Sen. David Vitter has called out top Obama Administration officials for misleading the public and members of Congress on the actual number of offshore oil drilling permits. A recent motion from the Department of Justice includes numbers that tell a much different story than what has been communicated in congressional testimony.
While Gulf production was higher in 2010 than any previously recorded year, these levels peaked prior to the BP disaster and have steadily declined ever since the imposition of the moratorium on drilling.
As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.
The multi-billion dollar LSU and Veterans Affairs Hospitals project, seen by many as harmless economic development, has important implications for property rights and fiscal responsibility.
Sen. David Vitter and other Republican lawmakers have introduced a “National Right to Work” bill that will protect employees from discriminatory practices in the workplace and guard against forced unionization. Studies show that “Right to Work” states outperform the more unionized areas of the country.
Public sector unions are boosting taxpayer costs in Louisiana just as they are in other states. The demonstrations in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Ohio relate back to a fundamental change in the composition of organized labor. For the first time in American history, more union workers are employed by the government than the private sector.