Articles written by: Daniel Erspamer

Pelican Institute Statement on Governor’s “Fiscal Cliff” Proposal Outline
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Pelican Institute Statement on Governor’s “Fiscal Cliff” Proposal Outline

The Pelican Institute applauds Governor John Bel Edwards for releasing a broad outline of his proposal to close an anticipated $1 billion budget gap as we approach 2018. That said, as it stands, the plan lacks sufficient detail to accomplish any meaningful analysis of its impact on Louisiana’s economy, and […]

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

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 […]

What Does Criminal Justice Reform Mean For Louisiana?
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What Does Criminal Justice Reform Mean For Louisiana?

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 […]