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Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax
Budget / Featured / Taxes

Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax

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Those calling to increase state revenue by eliminating the inventory tax credit need to be reminded that taxes make doing business more expensive. The more expensive an activity is, the less a person can engage in it.

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution
Education / Featured

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution

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Course Choice is the revolutionary education tool that Louisiana parents and students can use to ensure that they get the high quality classes they deserve, even if the local public school does not offer them.

Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments
Featured / Justice

Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments

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BATON ROUGE, LA- Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a legal watchdog group is calling into question who is benefiting most from the unprecedented class action settlement set up to compensate victims in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill. “Class action lawsuits […]

New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent
Energy & Environment / Featured / Pelican Site Featured

New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new study by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University which finds that the three recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on mercury and carbon dioxide emissions will increase Louisiana electricity prices by 22 percent by 2030.

Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms
Energy & Environment / Featured / Pelican Site Featured

Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms

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Louisiana’s unique coastal vulnerabilities will require the state to pursue sensible free-market reforms to its insurance markets and built environment to avoid catastrophic costs in the decades ahead.