Budget Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana

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 Occupational Licensing In Louisiana: Anti-Job, Anti-Growth

Occupational Licensing In Louisiana: Anti-Job, Anti-Growth

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Onerous Licensing Laws in Louisiana Licensing laws in Louisiana have always been onerous. We are, after all, the only state in the union that licenses florists. That bears repeating: we are the only state in the U.S. that has the dubious distinction of demanding that florists be a licensed profession. […]

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Occupational Licensing In Louisiana: Anti-Job, Anti-Growth
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Occupational Licensing In Louisiana: Anti-Job, Anti-Growth

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Onerous Licensing Laws in Louisiana Licensing laws in Louisiana have always been onerous. We are, after all, the only state in the union that licenses florists. That bears repeating: we are the only state in the U.S. that has the dubious distinction of demanding that florists be a licensed profession. […]

The Truth About Unemployment in Louisiana
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The Truth About Unemployment in Louisiana

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What Do Those Unemployment Numbers Really Mean? Every leader in Louisiana is rooting for this economy. Everyone wants to see more jobs come into the state and fewer of our fellow citizens unemployed. But, we have to start by telling the truth about our current situation. Governor John Bel Edwards […]

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 […]