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Louisiana House Commemorates Pelican Institute Founder Kevin Kane
News & Events

Louisiana House Commemorates Pelican Institute Founder Kevin Kane

It was a momentous day for criminal justice reform in Louisiana and for the Pelican Institute. The full criminal justice reform package passed the Louisiana legislature, which was the culmination of Kevin Kane’s work.

New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth
Budget / Pelican Site Featured / Spending / Taxes

New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth

A new report, Addressing Louisiana’s Budget Shortfall: Strategies for Growth, released today by the Pelican Institute, Louisiana’s premier voice for free markets, found that proposals to raise taxes to finance more state government spending will hinder economic activity and growth.

LABI’s Stephen Waguespack Makes The Case for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana
Justice / Pelican Site Featured

LABI’s Stephen Waguespack Makes The Case for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana

Today, Stephen Waguespack has a Guest Column in The Advocate which makes the case that lawmakers should support the criminal justice reform compromise being proposed in the Louisiana legislature.

The Business Case For Justice Reinvestment in Louisiana
Justice

The Business Case For Justice Reinvestment in Louisiana

There is a solid case to be made from a business perspective for the criminal justice reform efforts in Louisiana. That is why Jay Lapeyre of Laitram LLC and John Finan of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System are featured in this video outlining the business case for criminal justice reform and justice reinvestment in Louisiana.

Killing the Commercial Activity Tax Right Decision for Louisiana
Budget / Taxes

Killing the Commercial Activity Tax Right Decision for Louisiana

The Pelican Institute joined with our partners at The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center to provide policymakers with a timely analysis of the disastrous effects the CAT would have on Louisiana.