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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.

Report Finds Louisiana’s Fiscal Health “Below Average”
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Report Finds Louisiana’s Fiscal Health “Below Average”

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Louisiana’s fiscal health ranks 33rd best among the states and Puerto Rico, according to a 2016 report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Why Conservatives Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform
Budget / Featured / Justice

Why Conservatives Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform

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Our neighbors have paved the way: now Louisiana is positioned to engage in a substantive effort to improve its criminal justice system and to yield the benefits that so many other states are enjoying.