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Higher Ed, Higher Salaries
Education / Featured / Pelican Site Featured / Spending / Transparency / Uncategorized

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

The issue of higher education salaries has caught the attention of state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath. She passed a resolution this session requesting that the Board of Regents “study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.” The final report is due to lawmakers in early February 2013.

Reasons to Worry?
Budget / Corruption / Featured / Pelican Site Featured

Reasons to Worry?

Potential conflicts and a growing interest in hedge funds have some eyeing Louisiana’s public retirement systems with renewed skepticism.

A Pension Reform Primer
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A Pension Reform Primer

The top 10 things you need to know heading into Louisiana’s historic retirement debates. By JEREMY ALFORD Know this: the stakes are high. More than 60,000 state employees would be affected by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed pension changes. And legislators, many still reeling from the drama associated with the governor’s […]

The Road to Nowhere
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The Road to Nowhere

Louisiana’s long road to education reform has been littered with repeals, phase-outs, incomplete implementations and the worst kind of politics. It should serve as a cautionary tale of what could go wrong during — and after — the 2012 regular session.

The Big Debt
Budget / Featured / Labor / Pelican Site Featured / Spending

The Big Debt

THE PELICAN INSTITUTE is offering up this five-point guide to understanding the Unfunded Accrued Liability, from how it originated and what kind of impact it’s having to national trends and possible solutions.