Articles written by: Trent Hill

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.

Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act
Health Care

Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act

The Pelican Institute recently participated in Healthcare Solutions Week, an opportunity for people of all political persuasions (and none at all) to discuss how to properly address the United States’ ongoing healthcare issues. This is an issue we feel most keenly here in Louisiana—with our ranking in most healthcare categories […]

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MotorHomeDiaries interviews Pelican Institute President

MotorHomeDiaries is a group of young guys who travel the country doing interviews of free market thinkers, activists, writers, and groups. They recently swung through New Orleans, Louisiana, and did an interview with the founder and President of the Pelican Institute, Kevin Kane.

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Louisiana Represented in Fortune’s List

Louisiana has six companies in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the largest corporations in America. Unfortunately, with over 1000 companies listed, six a fairly paltry number–though it is more than in years past. Entergy Corp., the New Orleans utility, weighed in at no. 205 with revenue of $13 billion. Shaw […]

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Smoker’s Tax Burns Hole in Louisiana Wallets

As most everyone knows by now, the federal smoker’s tax went up last week. The tax charged to cigarette manufacturers went up from 39 cents per pack to $1.01. Large cigars are now taxed 40 cents each, up from 5 cents. Pipe-tobacco taxes rose from $1.10 to $2.83. The tax […]