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Louisiana House Commemorates Pelican Institute Founder Kevin Kane
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Louisiana House Commemorates Pelican Institute Founder Kevin Kane

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It was a momentous day for criminal justice reform in Louisiana and for the Pelican Institute. The full criminal justice reform package passed the Louisiana legislature, which was the culmination of Kevin Kane’s work.

Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate
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Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate

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The criminal justice reform package that has been pushed by Louisiana Smart on Crime, Pelican Institute, LABI, Blueprint Louisiana, C100 Louisiana, and others has just passed the House and Senate, paving the way for the Governor to sign the ten bills into law.

New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth
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New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth

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A new report, Addressing Louisiana’s Budget Shortfall: Strategies for Growth, released today by the Pelican Institute, Louisiana’s premier voice for free markets, found that proposals to raise taxes to finance more state government spending will hinder economic activity and growth.

LABI’s Stephen Waguespack Makes The Case for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana
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LABI’s Stephen Waguespack Makes The Case for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana

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Today, Stephen Waguespack has a Guest Column in The Advocate which makes the case that lawmakers should support the criminal justice reform compromise being proposed in the Louisiana legislature.

The Business Case For Justice Reinvestment in Louisiana
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The Business Case For Justice Reinvestment in Louisiana

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There is a solid case to be made from a business perspective for the criminal justice reform efforts in Louisiana. That is why Jay Lapeyre of Laitram LLC and John Finan of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System are featured in this video outlining the business case for criminal justice reform and justice reinvestment in Louisiana.