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Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana

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The Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, recently had an OpEd published by The Advocate, both in the Baton Rouge edition and the New Orleans edition. Daniel lays out a bold new approach to create jobs and opportunity in Louisiana by reforming state spending and taxes, making it easier to do business […]

Transportation New Orleans To Refund $28 Million in Red Light Camera Revenue

New Orleans To Refund $28 Million in Red Light Camera Revenue

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For years, The Pelican Institute has been warning citizens in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and elsewhere about red light traffic cameras and how they may not be what they seem. They may not be as safe as previously thought, they may not be constitutional, they were ripe for corruption, […]

Justice In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms

In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms

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Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, writes in The Hayride, about Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms and why they were a strong step in the right direction. He starts by identifying possible cost savings, but also identifies the broad coalition that was involved in the efforts to begin with.

Regulations Louisiana Breweries Are Being Harmed By Regulations

Louisiana Breweries Are Being Harmed By Regulations

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The Brewers Association, a beer industry non-profit, has ranked Louisiana 48th out of the 50 states for breweries per capita in a recent report. This is not for lack of love for beer, but because Louisiana’s regulatory and tax environment for breweries is unfavorable. We’ve set the wrong incentives, that is all, and it is easy enough to fix

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New Orleans To Refund $28 Million in Red Light Camera Revenue
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New Orleans To Refund $28 Million in Red Light Camera Revenue

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For years, The Pelican Institute has been warning citizens in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and elsewhere about red light traffic cameras and how they may not be what they seem. They may not be as safe as previously thought, they may not be constitutional, they were ripe for corruption, […]

In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms
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In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms

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Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, writes in The Hayride, about Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms and why they were a strong step in the right direction. He starts by identifying possible cost savings, but also identifies the broad coalition that was involved in the efforts to begin with.

What Does Criminal Justice Reform Mean For Louisiana?
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What Does Criminal Justice Reform Mean For Louisiana?

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Louisiana passed and enacted a Justice Reinvestment Package, what was modeled on successful reforms in other states that have demonstrably improved public safety, reduced crime and recidivism, and also saved taxpayer money at the same time. Recently, these reforms have been in the news across the state, so we wanted to provide […]

Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana
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Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana

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The Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, recently had an OpEd published by The Advocate, both in the Baton Rouge edition and the New Orleans edition. Daniel lays out a bold new approach to create jobs and opportunity in Louisiana by reforming state spending and taxes, making it easier to do business […]

Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate
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Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate

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A recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has identified Louisiana as the worst state in the nation for lawsuit climate. What that means is that businesses are being scared away from Louisiana by the threat of lawsuits.