Archive for the ‘Transparency’ Category

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries
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The issue of higher education salaries has caught the attention of state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath. She passed a resolution this session requesting that the Board of Regents “study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.” The final report is due to lawmakers in early February 2013.

Louisiana’s Taxpayer-Funded Public Employee Contracts Could be Opened to Public Scrutiny

Louisiana’s Taxpayer-Funded Public Employee Contracts Could be Opened to Public Scrutiny
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Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metaire) would like for taxpayers to have a seat at the table when public employee unions negotiate with government officials over the size and scope of their compensation and benefit package.

The Cost of Elections

The Cost of Elections
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Jeremy Alford explores where Louisiana’s legislative candidates have spent $8.9 million in campaign contributions since Jan. 1st, 2011.

Louisiana Lawmaker’s Push for Transparency in Collective Bargaining Gains National Currency

Louisiana Lawmaker’s Push for Transparency in Collective Bargaining Gains National Currency
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Rep. Tony Ligi made every effort to pass legislation that would allow for greater public scrutiny of collective bargaining agreements between union officials and government agencies. His efforts fell short this time around but they have attracted national attention and will be revisited in Louisiana.

Call for Transparency in Collective Bargaining is Back from the Dead

Call for Transparency in Collective Bargaining is Back from the Dead
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Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metaire) continues to fight for transparency in collective bargaining agreements. His legislation was “involuntarily deferred” in the House earlier this month but has been reloaded into amendment the Senate Education Committee will consider today.