Budget New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth

New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth

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A new report, Addressing Louisiana’s Budget Shortfall: Strategies for Growth, released today by the Pelican Institute, Louisiana’s premier voice for free markets, found that proposals to raise taxes to finance more state government spending will hinder economic activity and growth.

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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Louisiana Breweries Are Being Harmed By Regulations
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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

LABI Published Louisiana Legislature Scorecard 2017
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LABI Published Louisiana Legislature Scorecard 2017

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The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, better known as LABI, recently published the Louisiana Legislature Scorecard 2017. This is always a good way to figure out how your legislators have been voting on key issues of importance to the economy. Whether it’s for criminal justice, taxes, or budgetary issues, the LABI Scorecard tracks it all.

Louisiana’s #1 Rankings for Incarceration Is Slipping
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Louisiana’s #1 Rankings for Incarceration Is Slipping

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Over the course of a number of years, Louisiana has captured a ranking no state should want. #1 in terms of per capita incarceration of its citizens. This statistics has been the basis for many articles over the last few years and thankfully we may soon see the ranking slip. […]

Louisiana House Commemorates Pelican Institute Founder Kevin Kane
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Louisiana House Commemorates Pelican Institute Founder Kevin Kane

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It was a momentous day for criminal justice reform in Louisiana and for the Pelican Institute. The full criminal justice reform package passed the Louisiana legislature, which was the culmination of Kevin Kane’s work.

Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate
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Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate

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The criminal justice reform package that has been pushed by Louisiana Smart on Crime, Pelican Institute, LABI, Blueprint Louisiana, C100 Louisiana, and others has just passed the House and Senate, paving the way for the Governor to sign the ten bills into law.