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Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute
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Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute

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Kevin Kane founded The Pelican Institute in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He guided it successfully for eight years before eventually succumbing to gastrointestinal cancer on October 28th, 2016, last Friday. Obituaries and memorial statements have been published in The Advocate, The Times-Picayune, The Gambit Weekly, and on the State Policy Network website. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Louisiana Tailgating May Cost More This Season
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Louisiana Tailgating May Cost More This Season

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When you head to the store to load up on supplies for tailgating this weekend, you will probably find some of your party necessities cost more than last year.

How Louisiana’s Occupational Licensing Requirements Reduce Opportunity and Prosperity
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How Louisiana’s Occupational Licensing Requirements Reduce Opportunity and Prosperity

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The burden of attaining an occupational license makes it harder for job seekers to enter the workplace. This results in fewer workers, and thus fewer options for consumers, which is the perfect environment for prices to rise.

U.S. Senators Against Free Speech
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U.S. Senators Against Free Speech

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While reasonable people can disagree on many important issues, we all benefit from a lively public square where facts and opinions can be shared without fear of government recourse.

How Justice Reinvestment Can Benefit Louisiana
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How Justice Reinvestment Can Benefit Louisiana

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To free up funds, states pass measures that focus their prison beds on serious violent offenders, and reinvest a portion of the savings into evidence-backed prison alternatives.