Potential conflicts and a growing interest in hedge funds have some eyeing Louisiana’s public retirement systems with renewed skepticism.
Louisiana made the cut this year on an exclusive list, but this is not good news for business owners and consumers who have a stake in energy exploration and production.
Concerned citizens are invited to visit the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) group online where they can select their top choice for the most outrageous lawsuit of the year. But it will be not be easy, Melissa Landry, the group’s executive director, points out.
ACORN’s Project Vote Affiliate Uses Consent Agreements to Block Vote Fraud Investigations, Former Employee Says
ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate is working in partnership with other left-wing groups to pressure state officials into accepting “consent agreements” that would preclude any serious investigations into voter fraud allegations, according to a former employee who has testified against the organization.
President Obama’s Justice Department is “philosophically opposed” to enforcing a federal law that calls for registration rolls to be purged of ineligible voters, an election law attorney said during a recent forum at Tulane Law School.
Part 2 in Jeremy Alford’s series on Louisiana campaign finance, including how much each candidate paid for each vote.
A new state ranking for assets relative to liabilities, released this week, finds Louisiana to be the second most indebted state in the South. Despite a balanced budget requirement, Louisiana has still managed to acquire $21 billion more in liabilities than it has assets to offset them.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has requested limited removal of seniority privileges from consideration in city lay-offs, and the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union is unimpressed.
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.
In the face of unsustainable federal debt, Congress and the President appear unwilling and impotent to do anything about it. Robert J. Thorpe contends that the states must initiate a limit on spending, such as the National Debt Relief Amendment, via an Article V amendments convention.