Articles written by: Trent Hill

Prominent Louisiana Business Leaders Push for Criminal Justice Reform
Featured / Justice

Prominent Louisiana Business Leaders Push for Criminal Justice Reform

Today, Smart on Crime Louisiana, Right On Crime, and the Pelican Institute for Public Policy released a new video making the business case for criminal justice reform in Louisiana. The video features state business leaders James M. “Jay” Lapeyre Jr. and John Finan Jr. and is being heavily promoted online throughout Louisiana.

Border Adjustment Tax Bad For Louisiana According to Study
Pelican Site Featured / Taxes

Border Adjustment Tax Bad For Louisiana According to Study

The Pelican Institute and R Street Institute conducted a study into how the Border Adjustment Tax would affect Louisiana consumers and the insurance market in the state.

Louisiana Smart On Crime’s Justice Reinvestment Factsheet
Featured / Justice

Louisiana Smart On Crime’s Justice Reinvestment Factsheet

This year we have a critical opportunity to advance criminal justice reform in Louisiana. In that effort, Smart on Crime Louisiana has combined efforts with Right on Crime Louisiana to advance a conservative, business-led approach to be both tough and smart on crime.

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, costing taxpayers nearly $700 million per year with poor outcomes. Now is the time to act to reform our state’s criminal justice system and invest in evidence-backed alternatives to incarceration for low risk offenders. Reinvestment reform packages have already passed in other states including Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi where they have effectively reduced imprisonment, saved billions, and increased public safety.

Louisiana Ranks Highly in Small Business Optimism
Budget / Featured

Louisiana Ranks Highly in Small Business Optimism

It is important that we maintain a firm commitment to small businesses and to the economic principles that instill confidence in the entrepreneurs who run them.

Charter Schools Deserve Freedom of Choice
Education / Featured

Charter Schools Deserve Freedom of Choice

The issue is whether charter school leadership will make the decision on when or whether to return to the OPSB or whether the legislature in Baton Rouge will.