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James Plummer | The Pelican Post

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Articles By: James Plummer

Commentary: Louisiana Can Help Force Congress to Balance Budget

Commentary: Louisiana Can Help Force Congress to Balance Budget

Many Americans are now looking to state legislatures to step in and take the lead in amending the Constitution to curb the Congress’ outrageous spending problem.

Will Independent Contractors Be Reclassified Out of Existence?

Will Independent Contractors Be Reclassified Out of Existence?

The proposed Labor Department budget for fiscal year 2013 includes money for 35 new investigators to dig through business records and go after employers and employees who contract independently.

New Report: Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage

New Report: Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage

Unemployment remains a major concern throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation as a whole. While the jobs situation in Louisiana is somewhat better than the national average, the unemployment rate for working-age teens (16-19) is astronomical and bodes ill for the future of Louisiana’s youth.

Homeowners Still Opposing Property Expropriation for LSU/VA Hospital

Following the United States’ Supreme Court 2005 decision in Kelo v. New London, a number of states passed laws designed to protect homeowners and others from the arbitrary taking of property by government for ill-defined purposes of “economic development.” Louisiana’s 2006 constitutional amendment forbids the government from taking someone’s home for another’s private gain. Only [...]

Another Victory Over Red-Light Cameras

Due process won a victory in New Orleans last week. A civil court appeals judge threw out a traffic ticket (for a right turn on red) because there was no human witness to the infraction. The ruling comes a few months after Jefferson Parish temporarily suspended the program amid questions about the propriety of a [...]


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