Articles written by: Kevin Kane

Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates
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Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates

State incarcerates violent offenders at a rate similar to other states in the South, while incarcerating nonviolent offenders at a much higher rate Louisiana’s legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards are taking a top-to-bottom look at our criminal justice system, aiming for a better public safety return on taxpayer […]

Why Louisiana Needs Paycheck Protection
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Why Louisiana Needs Paycheck Protection

Paycheck Protection makes sense because it gets Louisiana taxpayers out of the business of political fundraising for special interests.

Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish
Education / Featured

Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

Jefferson is overcoming these challenges because strong leaders have implemented sensible policies and put results ahead of pleasing special interests. As other districts look to Jefferson and realize that unions are hindering reform, the tide will turn against organizations like the American Federation of Teachers.

How Louisiana Can Get Smart on Crime
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How Louisiana Can Get Smart on Crime

Conservative states like Texas and Georgia have taken steps to steer nonviolent offenders away from prison, emphasize rehabilitation over jail time, and reduce penalties for many drug and property crimes.

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana
Education / Featured

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana

It is appalling that a federal agency charged with protecting our civil rights would use its considerable powers to deny Louisiana children access to a better education.