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.
A sophisticated analysis of freedom across state lines finds Louisiana the least free of the former confederate states and in the bottom third of the nation.
Rep. Kevin Pearson’s retirement reform bill passed the Louisiana House by a comfortable, bipartisan margin on Monday. His legislation provides for a readjustment of the final average compensation (FAC) for state employees that would be used to pay down unfunded accrued liabilities.
HB 531, which was passed unanimously by the House, would create the Lafayette Parish Redevelopment Authority, which would approve local government use of future property, sales, and other taxes to pay back debt-funded development of “blighted” or “distressed” areas.
Rep. Toni Ligi’s attempt to bring greater openness and transparency to the collective bargaining process will have to wait at least one more year. His bill failed in a House committee by just one vote.
‘Loser pays’ laws will severly hamper the will of parties to engage in baseless, cash-grabbing lawsuits.
Federal agencies that have unilaterally curtailed energy production in the Gulf of Mexico should obtain congressional approval before any new regulations are implemented, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has argued on the Senate floor.
SB 61, which has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, would give the legislature power to limit the amount of damages and losses for medical or health care providers as a result of malpractice.
Pending website transparency requirements seek to place boards that govern public schools under greater scrutiny. But opponents caution that this is another layer of compliance that will transfer resources away from the classroom.
HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax – would reclassify out-of-state companies as in-state if they receive commissioned referrals from in-state affiliates.