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Budget | The Pelican Post

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Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs

One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs

While Louisiana faces many of the same fiscal issues faced by other states, our problems have been compounded by the fact that we have an appropriations process that is particularly inflexible.

Commentary: Jindal Taking Right Approach to Affordable Care Act

Commentary: Jindal Taking Right Approach to Affordable Care Act

Supporters of the law argue that states should move quickly to create state insurance exchanges in order to ensure a higher level of state control, but this notion is an illusion. The law’s provisions would actually require Louisiana and its citizens to cede decision-making power to the federal government.

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

The issue of higher education salaries has caught the attention of state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath. She passed a resolution this session requesting that the Board of Regents “study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.” The final report is due to lawmakers in early February 2013.

A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposals to boost employee contributions, alter benefit calculations and increase the official retirement age will soon undergo substantive changes during floor debate in the Upper Chamber.

Vote Yes on Saturday to Prevent New Taxes

Vote Yes on Saturday to Prevent New Taxes

We believe that voters should support this amendment and vote Yes on Saturday. While there is no doubt that policymakers have been challenged by recent budget shortfalls, most taxpayers face challenges of their own. These taxpayers must live within their means and we believe that policymakers should do the same.


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