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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

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.