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Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate
Featured / Labor / Pelican Site Featured

Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, in cooperation with The Liberty Foundation, offers new data focusing on the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), with a special focus on gender and minority groups.

Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act
Energy & Environment / Featured / Pelican Site Featured

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
Budget / Featured / Justice / Pelican Site Featured / Spending

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
Education / Featured

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?
Budget / Featured / Justice / Spending

Tough on Crime or Right on Crime?

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