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Transparency

Happy National Sunshine Week!

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The Advocate got it right. In today’s edition, the editorial board published a piece entitled “Let the Sun Shine In,” a call for total transparency in federal and state government. Their appeal comes in light of the National Sunshine Week, held annually March 15 to March 21, which was established […]

Budget

Sen. Vitter’s Op-Ed on the “No-Cost Stimulus Act”

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The $787 billion stimulus plan was rammed through both houses of Congress without giving members of Congress an opportunity to review and debate the 1,071 page bill. In an editorial for Human Events, our own Senator David Vitter and Utah’s Representative Rob Bishop set forth a reasonable plan for a […]

Budget

Mercatus on the Bailout

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“If you liked the speed of the Katrina recovery efforts, you’ll love the efficiency of these ‘shovel-ready’ bailout projects.” –Dan Rothschild In a February 25, 2009 Forbes magazine article, Garett Jones and Dan Rothschild of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University parallel the inadequacy of federal efforts following Hurricane […]

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Jindal on 60 Minutes

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Click here to view report on Bobby Jindal from 60 Minutes.

Budget

Better Than a Bailout: Spending Cuts and Transparency

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Last week Gov. Bobby Jindal outlined six fiscal policy reforms that will bring greater flexibility, accountability and transparency to the state budget. Specifically, these reforms will: Raise the cap on cutting budgetary spending units Eliminate the two-year limit on dedicated fund reductions Enhance dedicated fund accountability through performance reviews Enact […]