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Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget
Budget / Constitution / Featured / Spending

Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

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What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Guest Commentary: Louisiana Should Take Note of Failed Medicaid Policies in Arkansas
Health Care / Uncategorized

Guest Commentary: Louisiana Should Take Note of Failed Medicaid Policies in Arkansas

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Everyone knows that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has not worked out as originally planned. State officials, however, still face considerable pressure to accept Medicaid expansion. Louisiana’s leaders must continue to resist the plan and come up with an alternative.

Guest Commentary: Let the Sunshine In!
Featured / Justice / Transparency

Guest Commentary: Let the Sunshine In!

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Now is the time for real openness and transparency when private lawyers are hired by the Attorney General to work for Louisiana taxpayers. This practice should not be done behind closed doors, as it is now.

The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana
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The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana

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With the coming expansion in the energy, manufacturing, and construction sectors and an aging population, Louisiana’s impending labor shortfall can only be exacerbated by excluding a large section of the prospective workforce: ex-offenders.

Streamlining Medical Parole to Ensure Public Safety and Protect Taxpayers
Budget / Featured / Justice

Streamlining Medical Parole to Ensure Public Safety and Protect Taxpayers

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The nation’s older inmate population is expected to increase exponentially again over the next decade, with associated health costs spiraling higher.