Although the Obama Administration claims the U.S. is in an economic recovery, evidenced by a fall in the official unemployment rate, the employment-to-population ratio, is now lower than it was when the recession officially ended. Additionally, since 2009 the number of people who have been out of work for more than six months has increased 40 percent.
Financier John Aglialoro and director Paul Johansson have finally brought a film adaptation of “Atlas Shrugged” to the silver screen. On Friday, April 15th, “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” opened in select cities across America.
Contrary to rosy assessments from high profile publications and the Obama Administration, the owner of Laborde Marine reveals the uncounted devastation from the shut-down of rig operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Although organized labor has been supportive of ObamaCare, many of these same union organizations have sought and received exemptions from the law’s consumer protection provisions for their own health care plans. The list includes the Louisiana Laborers Health and Welfare Fund, the Louisiana Electrical Health Fund, and the Louisiana Carpenters Regional Fund.
Taxpayers are covering 56 percent of the pension plan contributions for Louisiana State Troopers. Moreover, a portion of the fee residents pay for their driver’s license is also used to help fund the police retirement plan. At a time when rising liabilities threaten the stability of the entire state pension system, state troopers should not be excluded from policy changes, and NFIB official says.
As the most likely alternative to federal income taxes, the Fair Tax merits understanding, and Laura O’Halloran of FairTax.org met with The Pelican Post for an exclusive interview.
Jeffrey Sadow has unearthed data, from Louisiana Economic Development’s own commissioned report, that reveals misleading and self-serving messages about the efficacy of tax credits.
Academics are raising concerns over parallels between events leading up to the housing crisis and the current state of the higher education system. Concerns are over the costs of a college education rising as a result of lax lending standards and artificially low interest rates for government subsidized loans.
On Saturday, the Shreveport Times ran an op-ed coauthored by Kevin Kane of the Pelican Institute and Mark Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. They note that the Bayou State has the highest incarceration rate per capita in the United States, and an address of criminal justice reform is overdue.
As the state legislature prepares to go back into session, some critics of the horizontal well severance tax incentive now say the program should be eliminated to help close the budget gap. But, a new study from the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association concludes the state would lose out over the long-term if the incentive is removed.