Post Tagged with: "Louisiana"

Louisiana Ranks Highly in Small Business Optimism
Budget / Featured

Louisiana Ranks Highly in Small Business Optimism

It is important that we maintain a firm commitment to small businesses and to the economic principles that instill confidence in the entrepreneurs who run them.

The Cuban Dilemma
Featured

The Cuban Dilemma

Louisianans would be wise to give careful consideration to both sides of this issue before committing to one.

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.