Commentary: Governor Jindal and Mayor Landrieu Eliminate Government Vehicles, Save Taxpayers Money

The past week has brought good news from both Governor Jindal and Mayor Landrieu regarding cutbacks in the number of employee take-home cars. As noted in a Times-Picayune editorial, when Governor Jindal took office, Louisiana’s fleet of employee cars was 10th largest in the nation. This is ludicrous, particularly when one considers the relative size of our state.

Commentary: Place Bridge Under State Police to Streamline Bureaucracy and Increase Transparency

As the legislative session comes to a close, the state may pass up an opportunity to streamline government and reduce superfluous costs at virtually no expense. Rep. Patrick Connick’s HB493 would have removed given the Louisiana State Police oversight of the Crescent City Connection police, which supervise 20 miles of bridge, ramps and roadways. The bill was killed in a Senate committee, but its contents could still be amended to a related bill.

TSA’s Conflict Of Interest

Reason Foundation’s director of transportation policy Robert Poole offers a compelling argument for reforming airline security. His argument focuses on the conflicts of interest faced by the Transportation Security Administration. Established after 9/11, the TSA is a federal agency having both the job of screening passengers and baggage at airports and the job of regulating…

Privatized Airline Security?

Jim Harper, host of the Cato Daily Podcast, makes a sharp observation on the new security procedures established after the Christmas Day terrorist attempt. Harper explains that a privatized, distributed, and diverse airline security would be more effective than increased standardized security at airports. The increased security of the past few years incentivizes terrorists to…