Budget Louisiana Pensions: A Bargain for Teachers, A Burden for Taxpayers

Louisiana Pensions: A Bargain for Teachers, A Burden for Taxpayers

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Many of our public pension systems operate outside the laws of reason and are usually motivated more by political interests than practical economics.

Education High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

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Given the Republican wave that washed away the union’s national ambitions last month, it would be a remarkable development if politically conservative Jefferson Parish elected to turn its School Board over to the friends of the American Federation of Teachers.

Energy & Environment New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent

New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new study by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University which finds that the three recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on mercury and carbon dioxide emissions will increase Louisiana electricity prices by 22 percent by 2030.

Health Care Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act

Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act

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The Pelican Institute recently participated in Healthcare Solutions Week, an opportunity for people of all political persuasions (and none at all) to discuss how to properly address the United States’ ongoing healthcare issues. This is an issue we feel most keenly here in Louisiana—with our ranking in most healthcare categories […]

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New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent
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New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new study by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University which finds that the three recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on mercury and carbon dioxide emissions will increase Louisiana electricity prices by 22 percent by 2030.

Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms
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Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms

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Louisiana’s unique coastal vulnerabilities will require the state to pursue sensible free-market reforms to its insurance markets and built environment to avoid catastrophic costs in the decades ahead.

Louisiana Ranks Among America’s Worst “Judicial Hellholes” for Fifth Year
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Louisiana Ranks Among America’s Worst “Judicial Hellholes” for Fifth Year

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Louisiana has earned the seventh-highest ranking in the 2014–2015 American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) Judicial Hellholes® report of the worst places to be sued.

The Cuban Dilemma
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The Cuban Dilemma

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Louisianans would be wise to give careful consideration to both sides of this issue before committing to one.

Pelican Institute Opposes EPA Clean Power Plan
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Pelican Institute Opposes EPA Clean Power Plan

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This week the Pelican Institute for Public Policy submitted public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would increase electricity prices and raise reliability concerns in Louisiana.