Budget Legal Reform in the Background as State Budget Woes Dominate the Start of Legislative Session

Legal Reform in the Background as State Budget Woes Dominate the Start of Legislative Session

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The short session, which opened last week and must conclude by June 11th, will be dominated by debate over taxes and spending cuts as legislators look for creative ways to balance the budget.

Education Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution

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Course Choice is the revolutionary education tool that Louisiana parents and students can use to ensure that they get the high quality classes they deserve, even if the local public school does not offer them.

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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Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle to Receive Claims
Corruption / Featured / Justice

Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle to Receive Claims

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Nearly five years after the disaster, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch took a close look at where all the money from the BP settlement is going and asked the critical question: Who is benefiting most from the unprecedented class action settlement set up to compensate victims in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill?

Legal Reform in the Background as State Budget Woes Dominate the Start of Legislative Session
Budget / Featured / Justice

Legal Reform in the Background as State Budget Woes Dominate the Start of Legislative Session

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The short session, which opened last week and must conclude by June 11th, will be dominated by debate over taxes and spending cuts as legislators look for creative ways to balance the budget.

Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax
Budget / Featured / Taxes

Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax

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Those calling to increase state revenue by eliminating the inventory tax credit need to be reminded that taxes make doing business more expensive. The more expensive an activity is, the less a person can engage in it.

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution
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Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution

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Course Choice is the revolutionary education tool that Louisiana parents and students can use to ensure that they get the high quality classes they deserve, even if the local public school does not offer them.

Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments
Featured / Justice

Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments

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BATON ROUGE, LA- Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a legal watchdog group is calling into question who is benefiting most from the unprecedented class action settlement set up to compensate victims in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill. “Class action lawsuits […]