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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The Business Case For The Justice Reinvestment in Louisiana

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There is a solid case to be made from a business perspective for the criminal justice reform efforts in Louisiana. That is why Jay Lapeyre of Laitram LLC and John Finan of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System are featured in this video outlining the business case for criminal justice reform and justice reinvestment in Louisiana.

Prominent Louisiana Business Leaders Push for Criminal Justice Reform
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Prominent Louisiana Business Leaders Push for Criminal Justice Reform

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Today, Smart on Crime Louisiana, Right On Crime, and the Pelican Institute for Public Policy released a new video making the business case for criminal justice reform in Louisiana. The video features state business leaders James M. “Jay” Lapeyre Jr. and John Finan Jr. and is being heavily promoted online throughout Louisiana.

Border Adjustment Tax Bad For Louisiana According to Study
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Border Adjustment Tax Bad For Louisiana According to Study

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The Pelican Institute and R Street Institute conducted a study into how the Border Adjustment Tax would affect Louisiana consumers and the insurance market in the state.

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.