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Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget
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What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Guest Commentary: Let the Sunshine In!

Guest Commentary: Let the Sunshine In!
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Now is the time for real openness and transparency when private lawyers are hired by the Attorney General to work for Louisiana taxpayers. This practice should not be done behind closed doors, as it is now.

The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana

The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana
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With the coming expansion in the energy, manufacturing, and construction sectors and an aging population, Louisiana’s impending labor shortfall can only be exacerbated by excluding a large section of the prospective workforce: ex-offenders.

Streamlining Medical Parole to Ensure Public Safety and Protect Taxpayers

Streamlining Medical Parole to Ensure Public Safety and Protect Taxpayers
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The nation’s older inmate population is expected to increase exponentially again over the next decade, with associated health costs spiraling higher.

How Louisiana Can Get Smart on Crime

How Louisiana Can Get Smart on Crime
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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.