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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.

Border Adjustment Tax Bad For Louisiana According to Study
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Border Adjustment Tax Bad For Louisiana According to Study

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The Pelican Institute and R Street Institute conducted a study into how the Border Adjustment Tax would affect Louisiana consumers and the insurance market in the state.

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 Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates
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Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates

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State incarcerates violent offenders at a rate similar to other states in the South, while incarcerating nonviolent offenders at a much higher rate Louisiana’s legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards are taking a top-to-bottom look at our criminal justice system, aiming for a better public safety return on taxpayer […]