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 Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

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Jefferson is overcoming these challenges because strong leaders have implemented sensible policies and put results ahead of pleasing special interests. As other districts look to Jefferson and realize that unions are hindering reform, the tide will turn against organizations like the American Federation of Teachers.

Energy & Environment Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation

Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation

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New data and information surfacing about the claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, raise serious questions about whether he merits serving in this role.

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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Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act
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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 […]

Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish
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Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

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Jefferson is overcoming these challenges because strong leaders have implemented sensible policies and put results ahead of pleasing special interests. As other districts look to Jefferson and realize that unions are hindering reform, the tide will turn against organizations like the American Federation of Teachers.

Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate
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Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, in cooperation with The Liberty Foundation, offers new data focusing on the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), with a special focus on gender and minority groups.

Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation
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Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation

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New data and information surfacing about the claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, raise serious questions about whether he merits serving in this role.

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