A Northwestern University study claims that Louisiana’s pension system will be insolvent by 2017. Louisiana’s largest pension program dismisses claims as “misleading”.
United States Public Interest Research Group study ranks Louisiana’s “LaTrac” in the top five for government transparency websites.
Lawmakers in both parties have been critical of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to increase state employee contributions to the pension plan. In reality, his plan is quite restrained in comparison to other states and some supporters argue that should go even further.
As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.
The multi-billion dollar LSU and Veterans Affairs Hospitals project, seen by many as harmless economic development, has important implications for property rights and fiscal responsibility.
Innovative budgeting practices that measure the “life-cycle” of infrastructure projects could save taxpayers money over the long term.
Louisiana is one of 10 states with leaders seeking to oppose greater federal debt with the first ever state initiated constitutional amendment.
Sheila Weinberg, of the Institute for Truth in Accounting, unravels the illusions of federal and state accounting that conceal deficits.
Some of the law enforcement techniques built around “Broken Windows” can be applied in other parts of the country
“While the $1.6 billion shortfall is a legitimate concern, a greater danger lurks beneath the surface and eventually could dwarf our current challenges.”