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Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish
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Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

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Jefferson is overcoming these challenges because strong leaders have implemented sensible policies and put results ahead of pleasing special interests. As other districts look to Jefferson and realize that unions are hindering reform, the tide will turn against organizations like the American Federation of Teachers.

Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate
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Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, in cooperation with The Liberty Foundation, offers new data focusing on the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), with a special focus on gender and minority groups.

Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation
Energy & Environment / Featured

Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation

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New data and information surfacing about the claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, raise serious questions about whether he merits serving in this role.

Louisiana Pensions: A Bargain for Teachers, A Burden for Taxpayers
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Louisiana Pensions: A Bargain for Teachers, A Burden for Taxpayers

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Many of our public pension systems operate outside the laws of reason and are usually motivated more by political interests than practical economics.

Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget
Budget / Constitution / Featured / Spending

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.