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 […]

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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Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana
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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 […]

Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate
Justice

Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate

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A recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has identified Louisiana as the worst state in the nation for lawsuit climate. What that means is that businesses are being scared away from Louisiana by the threat of lawsuits.

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. […]