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Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act

Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act
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Louisiana faces real vulnerabilities and cannot afford to see funds misused on projects that do not advance the act’s goals. This opportunity to accomplish something good out of the BP disaster should not be squandered.

Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws

Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws
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A new study details how Louisiana can reduce its prison population and corrections spending without lessening public safety by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders and reforming its habitual offender law.

Guest Commentary: Support Small Business, Stop Lawsuit Abuse

Guest Commentary: Support Small Business, Stop Lawsuit Abuse
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In a recent survey of Louisiana businesses conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, 89 percent of business owners said the number of frivolous lawsuits in the state is a serious problem.

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana
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It is appalling that a federal agency charged with protecting our civil rights would use its considerable powers to deny Louisiana children access to a better education.

Our Response to Senator Durbin

Our Response to Senator Durbin
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Last week the Pelican Institute was one of many organizations to receive a remarkable letter from United States Senator Dick Durbin.