Louisiana legislators may not have the power to fix what is wrong with the federal welfare state. But they can refuse to expand it in their own backyards.
With the Louisiana legislature now in session, this is an opportune time to apply some lessons from Margaret Thatcher to what may be the most important public policy issue facing our state: education reform.
Lawsuit lenders often offer loans to consumers with hidden fees and sky-high interest rates that can range between 60-150 percent annually. To put that in perspective, the average annual percentage rate on a credit card is 13.3 percent.
The study finds that the Governor’s tax reform would create 11,810 new jobs in the state by 2017– or roughly 3,000 jobs per year directly relate to these tax changes—while maintaining revenue neutrality.
Louisiana has once again earned the dubious distinction of having the most expensive auto insurance rates in the country.
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida all border the Gulf of Mexico and between these five states alone they have passed nearly 1,000 laws criminalizing various coastal activities.
Act 2 moved Louisiana forward from an anachronistic model of education into a student-centric one that allows each child to master her learning before she moves on to another concept. It is an important model for the nation that puts the emphasis on learning outcomes and student success.
In Louisiana alone, over $60 billion in new manufacturing investments have been announced over the past 24 months: the justification of which are all tied to abundant U.S. unconventional natural gas supplies.
With astonishing multi-million dollar verdicts being rendered nearly every other week, and laws and judges that seem to give plaintiffs the upper hand in legal proceedings regardless of the facts of the case—it is no wonder that we’ve become a regular on the Hellholes watch list.
Many Americans are now looking to state legislatures to step in and take the lead in amending the Constitution to curb the Congress’ outrageous spending problem.