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Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute
Featured / Liberty / Pelican Site Featured

Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute

Kevin Kane founded The Pelican Institute in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He guided it successfully for eight years before eventually succumbing to gastrointestinal cancer on October 28th, 2016, last Friday. Obituaries and memorial statements have been published in The Advocate, The Times-Picayune, The Gambit Weekly, and on the State Policy Network website. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Guest Commentary: Governor Edwards, Please Don’t Make Me Regret Moving to Louisiana
Budget / Featured / Spending / Taxes

Guest Commentary: Governor Edwards, Please Don’t Make Me Regret Moving to Louisiana

But raising the state sales tax without reducing other taxes will just knock the state of its top-five states for taxes and distance itself from the leaders in the country.

Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll
Featured / Justice / Pelican Site Featured

Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll

The poll indicates there is broad support for reforms that would save taxpayer money and prioritize community supervision programs over incarceration for low level, non-violent offenders.

Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax
Budget / Featured / Taxes

Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax

Those calling to increase state revenue by eliminating the inventory tax credit need to be reminded that taxes make doing business more expensive. The more expensive an activity is, the less a person can engage in it.

Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments
Featured / Justice

Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments

BATON ROUGE, LA- Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a legal watchdog group is calling into question who is benefiting most from the unprecedented class action settlement set up to compensate victims in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill. “Class action lawsuits […]