Articles written by: Robert Flanagan


Bankruptcies On The Rise In Louisiana

A story by the Associated Press in the Shreveport Times highlights the increasing number of bankruptcies in Louisiana: According to the Administrative Office of United States Courts, there were 18,268 bankruptcy filings in the state from Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, 2009, up 18 percent from the previous year’s […]

Health Care

State Senator Unveils Legislation Prohibiting National Health Care Mandates

Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe has authored legislation that seeks to “Prohibit state or local governmental coercion of any Louisiana employer, health care provider, or individual to compel participation in any health care system or health insurance plan.” The legislation spells out a number of findings that include: The U.S. […]

Health Care

Louisiana Scores Well In Charter School Friendliness

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has ranked Louisiana ninth in a new report that analyzes how open state laws are to the growth of high-quality charter schools. For the 2009-2010 year, Louisiana has 76 charter schools on 78 campuses, serving an estimated 30,405 students. The report highlights several […]


Vice-President Holds Closed Transparency Meeting

In an ironic twist, Vice-President Biden’s meeting on transparency was closed to the press. The LA Times reported: In fact, today’s Biden schedule highlight is a meeting with the chief of transparency for economic recovery. But, unfortunately, the transparency meeting is non-transparent, closed to the press. Which makes it — […]


As TARP Losses Mount, President Obama Plans to Announce New Bank Fees

President Obama is expected to announce new banks fees intended to recoup losses under the government’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. The Treasury Department estimates losses of as much as $120 billion stemming from the TARP program. While details of the President’s plan are unclear, the Wall Street Journal […]