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

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

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

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.