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 High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

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Given the Republican wave that washed away the union’s national ambitions last month, it would be a remarkable development if politically conservative Jefferson Parish elected to turn its School Board over to the friends of the American Federation of Teachers.

Energy & Environment Pelican Institute Opposes EPA Clean Power Plan

Pelican Institute Opposes EPA Clean Power Plan

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This week the Pelican Institute for Public Policy submitted public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would increase electricity prices and raise reliability concerns in Louisiana.

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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Pelican Institute Opposes EPA Clean Power Plan
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Pelican Institute Opposes EPA Clean Power Plan

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This week the Pelican Institute for Public Policy submitted public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would increase electricity prices and raise reliability concerns in Louisiana.

High Stakes for Jefferson Parish
Education / Featured

High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

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Given the Republican wave that washed away the union’s national ambitions last month, it would be a remarkable development if politically conservative Jefferson Parish elected to turn its School Board over to the friends of the American Federation of Teachers.

Levee Breach Lawsuit Illustrates Class Action Racket
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Levee Breach Lawsuit Illustrates Class Action Racket

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This case is a stunning example of class action lawyers doing what they do best: using lawsuits to create the illusion of relief that will ultimately do nothing more than increase their own bottom lines.

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.