Despite smooth sailing in the House, the National Debt Relief Amendment came to an abrupt halt this morning. Sen. Karen Peterson (D-New Orleans) came out aggressively against it, and without objection she had it deferred in its Senate committee hearing.
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 expansion of state taxing powers – HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax, passed the House today with a vote of 78 to 14.
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.”
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.
A Jindal-backed House resolution to reinstate one-time money to cover current budgetary expenses is up for debate today in the House.