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The Truth About Unemployment in Louisiana
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The Truth About Unemployment in Louisiana

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What Do Those Unemployment Numbers Really Mean? Every leader in Louisiana is rooting for this economy. Everyone wants to see more jobs come into the state and fewer of our fellow citizens unemployed. But, we have to start by telling the truth about our current situation. Governor John Bel Edwards […]

In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms
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In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms

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Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, writes in The Hayride, about Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms and why they were a strong step in the right direction. He starts by identifying possible cost savings, but also identifies the broad coalition that was involved in the efforts to begin with.

Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana
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Daniel Erspamer: Bold New Approaches Needed For Louisiana

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The Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, recently had an OpEd published by The Advocate, both in the Baton Rouge edition and the New Orleans edition. Daniel lays out a bold new approach to create jobs and opportunity in Louisiana by reforming state spending and taxes, making it easier to do business […]

New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth
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New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth

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A new report, Addressing Louisiana’s Budget Shortfall: Strategies for Growth, released today by the Pelican Institute, Louisiana’s premier voice for free markets, found that proposals to raise taxes to finance more state government spending will hinder economic activity and growth.

LABI’s Stephen Waguespack Makes The Case for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana
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LABI’s Stephen Waguespack Makes The Case for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana

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Today, Stephen Waguespack has a Guest Column in The Advocate which makes the case that lawmakers should support the criminal justice reform compromise being proposed in the Louisiana legislature.