Louisiana’s transformative education policy changes should be extended to include school bus drivers who enjoy tenure protections unavailable in other states, according to Rep. Cameron Henry (R-Jefferson) and business representatives.
The top 10 things you need to know heading into Louisiana’s historic retirement debates. By JEREMY ALFORD Know this: the stakes are high. More than 60,000 state employees would be affected by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed pension changes. And legislators, many still reeling from the drama associated with the governor’s landmark education reforms, are wondering…
In response to a “Dear Friend” letter Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) sent to constituents reiterating her support for President Obama’s health care law, one of her Republican counterparts is calling for an “incremental” approach to health care reform that expands consumer choice and lowers costs
Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metaire) would like for taxpayers to have a seat at the table when public employee unions negotiate with government officials over the size and scope of their compensation and benefit package.
School boards should have the option to explore the possibility of privatizing food services as part of a larger effort aimed at maximizing classroom resources, Sen. Jack Donahue (R-Covington) and business representatives are set to argue this week
Louisiana taxpayers and consumers stand to benefit from pending legislation that would lower the current threshold set for civil jury trials to the point where it is more in step with the national average, according to tort reform proponents.
Are the attorneys and plaintiffs who file lawsuits built around oilfield contamination allegations genuinely concerned about environmental damage? Or, are they instead motivated by a loophole in the law that allows for financial awards to be detached from cleanup efforts?
By a nearly 2-1 margin, it found strong backing for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to expand the Student Scholarship for Educational Excellence Program — a limited voucher plan launched in 2008. The Student Scholarship for Educational Excellence Program currently serves 1,912 students. It offers vouchers which average $4,863 each to low-income pupils in New Orleans in grades K-6 only.
As the Louisiana Legislature kicked off with a bang this week, the political stage has been set for a series of historic battles that could drastically impact the direction of the state. While we can expect school choice, pension reform and some of Governor Bobby Jindal’s other top priorities to command media headlines, there is a quiet battle brewing over legacy lawsuits that could be just as important.
Politically active union leaders should refrain from separating teachers from their classroom responsibilities with standardized testing set to begin, business representatives and reform proponents are arguing in response to recent school board actions