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Jindal on 60 Minutes

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

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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 […]

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Welcome Back, Welfare

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One of the great policy triumphs of this era has been welfare reform. After decades of growth, the disastrous Aid to Families with Dependent Children program was scrapped in 1997 and states were finally given incentives to limit the number of people added to their welfare rolls. In addition, more […]

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Transparency in the News

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The issue of transparency continues to gain traction. I recommend two brief and informative articles, one from the Economist and the other from the Atlantic Monthly. Gov. Jindal clearly appreciates the significance of increased transparency. LaTrac is in its early stages, but I believe it will continue to develop into […]

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State Employee Salary Database

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The Times-Picayune has posted a searchable database of state employee salaries. This has been done without fanfare but I suspect it will become a very popular site. Ever wonder how many state employees earn six-figure salaries? Or what a college volleyball coach gets paid? Answers to these thorny questions and […]