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Legislative Update: Louisiana’s Taxation Strategies Garner National Attention
Featured / Taxes

Legislative Update: Louisiana’s Taxation Strategies Garner National Attention

Fergus Hodgson provides an overview of tax policy changes within the current legislative session.

A First in American History: 2011 Federal Aid Set to Overwhelm State General Funds
Budget / Constitution / Featured / Liberty

A First in American History: 2011 Federal Aid Set to Overwhelm State General Funds

2011 is set to be the first year that federal aid becomes the largest component of state revenues. Already 27 states, including Louisiana, rely on federal aid as their primary source of funding, but the report’s author describes this year’s level as a critical breaking point.

New Research: Louisiana Higher Education Plagued by Low Admissions Standards
Education / Featured

New Research: Louisiana Higher Education Plagued by Low Admissions Standards

A new ranking of admissions standards has LSU below all flagship universities in the Deep South. The study author contends consequently lower graduation rates, less desirable faculty, and poorer quality research.

Government Salaries Open for All to See: Introducing Louisiana Sunshine
Featured / Transparency

Government Salaries Open for All to See: Introducing Louisiana Sunshine

As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.

States Pursue New Tactic to Restrain Federal Debt
Budget / Constitution / Featured

States Pursue New Tactic to Restrain Federal Debt

Louisiana is one of 10 states with leaders seeking to oppose greater federal debt with the first ever state initiated constitutional amendment.