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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.

Our Response to Senator Durbin
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Our Response to Senator Durbin

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Last week the Pelican Institute was one of many organizations to receive a remarkable letter from United States Senator Dick Durbin.

Guest Commentary: Obama Mangles Lincoln on the Role of Government
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Guest Commentary: Obama Mangles Lincoln on the Role of Government

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In his 2012 State of the Union address President Obama defends his personal convictions regarding the role of the government by twisting Lincoln’s own words on this matter. Lincoln did not say, “government should do for the people only what they cannot do better for themselves.” Rather, he said “in all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, the government ought not to interfere.”

Study Alleges Louisiana Has Largest Male-Female Wage Gap In U.S.
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Study Alleges Louisiana Has Largest Male-Female Wage Gap In U.S.

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Although Louisiana may have the widest wage gap in the country, many academics point to factors other than discrimination that account for the apparent wage gap.

Vote Yes on Saturday to Prevent New Taxes
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Vote Yes on Saturday to Prevent New Taxes

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We believe that voters should support this amendment and vote Yes on Saturday. While there is no doubt that policymakers have been challenged by recent budget shortfalls, most taxpayers face challenges of their own. These taxpayers must live within their means and we believe that policymakers should do the same.