Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana Legislature’
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.
Not only does Medicaid place an unreasonable burden on taxpayers, it fails to deliver a significant health benefit to the poor.
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.
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.
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.