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New Research: State-Initiated Amendments to Repair Our Constitutional Republic
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New Research: State-Initiated Amendments to Repair Our Constitutional Republic

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The Pelican Institute has released three pieces of research to clear the air over the National Debt Relief Amendment and other Article V amendments. Escalating debt and an unrestrained federal government suggest the time is overdue for a state-initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Multiplying Environmental Claims Face New Accountability Procedures
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Multiplying Environmental Claims Face New Accountability Procedures

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Controversial litigation practices built around environmental remediation claims would be limited under proposed legislation that a House committee voted to defer on Wednesday. Supporters say current law needs to be clarified to prevent “legacy lawsuits” from driving business out of state

WDSU Highlights LouisianaSunshine.org: “State Workers Make Lots in Overtime”
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WDSU Highlights LouisianaSunshine.org: “State Workers Make Lots in Overtime”

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The Pelican Institute’s transparency site is shining light on generous overtime pay for state employees, and a local news channel has latched onto the finding.

Concealed Carry Bill Aims to Protect Students’ Right to Self-Defense
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Concealed Carry Bill Aims to Protect Students’ Right to Self-Defense

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In a legislative session filled with bills to heavily alter Louisiana’s higher education system, students of public universities and colleges may soon experience one more adjustment: concealed weapons on campus.

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