Post Tagged with: "Louisiana Legislature"

One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs
Budget / Featured / Uncategorized

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.

Medicaid Expansion: Even Worse Than You Thought
Featured / Health Care / Pelican Site Featured / Uncategorized

Medicaid Expansion: Even Worse Than You Thought

Not only does Medicaid place an unreasonable burden on taxpayers, it fails to deliver a significant health benefit to the poor.

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.

Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Loan Sharks Dangerous to Louisiana Consumers and Courts
Corruption / Featured / Justice

Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Loan Sharks Dangerous to Louisiana Consumers and Courts

Lawsuit lenders often offer loans to consumers with hidden fees and sky-high interest rates that can range between 60-150 percent annually. To put that in perspective, the average annual percentage rate on a credit card is 13.3 percent.

Lessons for Legislators from Margaret Thatcher
Education / Featured / Pelican Site Featured

Lessons for Legislators from Margaret Thatcher

With the Louisiana legislature now in session, this is an opportune time to apply some lessons from Margaret Thatcher to what may be the most important public policy issue facing our state: education reform.