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Charter Schools Set to Be Locked Into Pension Ponzi Scheme
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Charter Schools Set to Be Locked Into Pension Ponzi Scheme

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Sen. DA “Butch” Gautreaux is moving legislation aimed at forcing charter schools to remain within Louisiana’s underfunded teachers’ retirement system. This is part of a concerted effort to undermine and cripple the charter school system, critics say

New Bill Seeks to Shed Light on Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
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New Bill Seeks to Shed Light on Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

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Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metairie) is advancing new legislation that would make it possible for taxpayers to review the cost of collective bargaining agreements. The negotiations between public employers and labor unions would full under the Open Meetings Law

Despite Rising Pension Liabilities, Lawmakers Still Seek to Expand Benefits
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Despite Rising Pension Liabilities, Lawmakers Still Seek to Expand Benefits

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Even with the accumulation of unfunded pension liabilities – now $30 billion and counting — some state lawmakers have introduced bills that would expand government benefits.

Senate Bill Preempts Union-Backed Project Labor Agreements
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Senate Bill Preempts Union-Backed Project Labor Agreements

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Sen. Danny Martiny (R-Metaire) has introduced legislation that would ban state government officials from mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on publicly funded construction projects, which are backed by organized labor. PLAs boost construction costs and undermine competition, studies show.