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MotorHomeDiaries interviews Pelican Institute President

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MotorHomeDiaries is a group of young guys who travel the country doing interviews of free market thinkers, activists, writers, and groups. They recently swung through New Orleans, Louisiana, and did an interview with the founder and President of the Pelican Institute, Kevin Kane.

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Expensive Grandstanding in the House

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The state House Appropriations Committee late last week passed a $2.5 million annual tax on Internet users in Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell requested the money for an “Internet Crimes Investigations Fund.” Caldwell and legislators of both parties took the opportunity to grandstand about the dangers of online sex predators […]

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Pelican Institute featured on National Review Online

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Syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock is a great fan of New Orleans and a great friend of the Pelican Institute. Check out this article documenting his recent visit.

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Louisiana’s Commission on Streamlining Government

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One of the bills to watch in this legislative session is SB 261, the companion piece to Bobby Jindal’s executive order establishing the Commission on Streamlining Government. I will have more to say about this bill, which should be heard in committee this week. To understand the significance of the […]

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Louisiana Represented in Fortune’s List

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Louisiana has six companies in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the largest corporations in America. Unfortunately, with over 1000 companies listed, six a fairly paltry number–though it is more than in years past. Entergy Corp., the New Orleans utility, weighed in at no. 205 with revenue of $13 billion. Shaw […]