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Hiring: External Affairs Manager
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Hiring: External Affairs Manager

The Pelican Institute for Public Policy seeks an External Affairs Manager to help drive an aggressive growth strategy and public policy agenda for the state of Louisiana. The position can be based either in the organization’s New Orleans office or remotely in Louisiana and will require somewhat frequent travel.

New Orleans To Refund $28 Million in Red Light Camera Revenue
Transportation

New Orleans To Refund $28 Million in Red Light Camera Revenue

For years, The Pelican Institute has been warning citizens in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and elsewhere about red light traffic cameras and how they may not be what they seem. They may not be as safe as previously thought, they may not be constitutional, they were ripe for corruption, […]

In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms
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In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms

Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, writes in The Hayride, about Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms and why they were a strong step in the right direction. He starts by identifying possible cost savings, but also identifies the broad coalition that was involved in the efforts to begin with.

Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana
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Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana

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’s #1 Rankings for Incarceration Is Slipping
Justice

Louisiana’s #1 Rankings for Incarceration Is Slipping

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. […]