Articles written by: Trent Hill

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.

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution
Education / Featured

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution

Course Choice is the revolutionary education tool that Louisiana parents and students can use to ensure that they get the high quality classes they deserve, even if the local public school does not offer them.

High Stakes for Jefferson Parish
Education / Featured

High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

Given the Republican wave that washed away the union’s national ambitions last month, it would be a remarkable development if politically conservative Jefferson Parish elected to turn its School Board over to the friends of the American Federation of Teachers.