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Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Reform in the 2014 Legislative Session
Featured / Justice

Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Reform in the 2014 Legislative Session

The Louisiana Legislature kicked off the 2014 regular session last week, beginning a series of discussions about the most important issues facing the state. Already it is clear that lawsuit reform will be front and center in the debate.

Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws
Budget / Featured / Justice / Pelican Site Featured / Spending

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

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.

Something Like a Slur
Featured / Health Care / Uncategorized

Something Like a Slur

Because Bob Mann holds the Manship Chair in Journalism and is the director of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at Louisiana State University, and his accusations center around the issue of racism, I feel compelled to respond to his claims.

The Trouble with Medicaid
Featured / Health Care / Pelican Site Featured

The Trouble with Medicaid

Louisiana legislators may not have the power to fix what is wrong with the federal welfare state. But they can refuse to expand it in their own backyards.

New Study: Governor Jindal’s Tax Reform Plan Benefits Louisiana Economy
Budget / Pelican Site Featured / Taxes

New Study: Governor Jindal’s Tax Reform Plan Benefits Louisiana Economy

The study finds that the Governor’s tax reform would create 11,810 new jobs in the state by 2017– or roughly 3,000 jobs per year directly relate to these tax changes—while maintaining revenue neutrality.