Budget Killing the Commercial Activity Tax Right Decision for Louisiana

Killing the Commercial Activity Tax Right Decision for Louisiana

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The Pelican Institute joined with our partners at The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center to provide policymakers with a timely analysis of the disastrous effects the CAT would have on Louisiana. Today, the right decision was made for the state’s future and for its citizens, and we are gratified that our warnings of the disastrous impact the CAT would have had were heeded. The proposed commercial activity tax would have led to significant job loss for Louisiana, higher prices for consumers, and would have hurt average citizens the most,” said Abhay Patel, acting Executive Director for the Pelican Institute.

Education Will Restricting School Choice Help Louisiana?

Will Restricting School Choice Help Louisiana?

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Governor John Bel Edwards clearly has different ideas about how to improve Louisiana education than former Governor Bobby Jindal.

Energy & Environment U.S. Senators Against Free Speech

U.S. Senators Against Free Speech

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While reasonable people can disagree on many important issues, we all benefit from a lively public square where facts and opinions can be shared without fear of government recourse.

Health Care A Recent, First-Of-Its-Kind Law May Be Short-Lived

A Recent, First-Of-Its-Kind Law May Be Short-Lived

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Perhaps reevaluating the role government regulations play in driving up the cost of health care is a better approach than passing new, anti-free market legislation.

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Killing the Commercial Activity Tax Right Decision for Louisiana
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Killing the Commercial Activity Tax Right Decision for Louisiana

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The Pelican Institute joined with our partners at The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center to provide policymakers with a timely analysis of the disastrous effects the CAT would have on Louisiana. Today, the right decision was made for the state’s future and for its citizens, and we are gratified that our warnings of the disastrous impact the CAT would have had were heeded. The proposed commercial activity tax would have led to significant job loss for Louisiana, higher prices for consumers, and would have hurt average citizens the most,” said Abhay Patel, acting Executive Director for the Pelican Institute.

Louisiana Smart On Crime’s Justice Reinvestment Factsheet
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Louisiana Smart On Crime’s Justice Reinvestment Factsheet

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This year we have a critical opportunity to advance criminal justice reform in Louisiana. In that effort, Smart on Crime Louisiana has combined efforts with Right on Crime Louisiana to advance a conservative, business-led approach to be both tough and smart on crime.

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, costing taxpayers nearly $700 million per year with poor outcomes. Now is the time to act to reform our state’s criminal justice system and invest in evidence-backed alternatives to incarceration for low risk offenders. Reinvestment reform packages have already passed in other states including Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi where they have effectively reduced imprisonment, saved billions, and increased public safety.

Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute
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Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute

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Kevin Kane founded The Pelican Institute in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He guided it successfully for eight years before eventually succumbing to gastrointestinal cancer on October 28th, 2016, last Friday. Obituaries and memorial statements have been published in The Advocate, The Times-Picayune, The Gambit Weekly, and on the State Policy Network website. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Louisiana Tailgating May Cost More This Season
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Louisiana Tailgating May Cost More This Season

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When you head to the store to load up on supplies for tailgating this weekend, you will probably find some of your party necessities cost more than last year.

Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates
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Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates

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State incarcerates violent offenders at a rate similar to other states in the South, while incarcerating nonviolent offenders at a much higher rate Louisiana’s legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards are taking a top-to-bottom look at our criminal justice system, aiming for a better public safety return on taxpayer […]