Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act

Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act

Louisiana faces real vulnerabilities and cannot afford to see funds misused on projects that do not advance the act’s goals. This opportunity to accomplish something good out of the BP disaster should not be squandered.

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

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.

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana

It is appalling that a federal agency charged with protecting our civil rights would use its considerable powers to deny Louisiana children access to a better education.

Tough on Crime or Right on Crime?

Tough on Crime or Right on Crime?

Louisiana can find a better way to fight crime, prioritize victims and protect taxpayers.

School Choice Is Opening Doors, Not Building Walls

School Choice Is Opening Doors, Not Building Walls

The view from Robert Mann’s ivory tower in Baton Rouge does not offer a clear perspective on the educational successes unfolding in New Orleans and around our state.