Posts Tagged ‘Transparency’

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

The issue of higher education salaries has caught the attention of state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath. She passed a resolution this session requesting that the Board of Regents “study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.” The final report is due to lawmakers in early February 2013.

Reasons to Worry?

Reasons to Worry?

Potential conflicts and a growing interest in hedge funds have some eyeing Louisiana’s public retirement systems with renewed skepticism.

Step into the Light, School Boards

Step into the Light, School Boards

Pending website transparency requirements seek to place boards that govern public schools under greater scrutiny. But opponents caution that this is another layer of compliance that will transfer resources away from the classroom.

Commentary: Police Pension Funds Blown on Bad Investments, Taxpayers Stuck With Bill

Commentary: Police Pension Funds Blown on Bad Investments, Taxpayers Stuck With Bill

MPERS gambled with public money, and lost. If this were a private company, these disastrous mistakes would surely result in bankruptcy.

Government Salaries Open for All to See: Introducing Louisiana Sunshine

Government Salaries Open for All to See: Introducing Louisiana Sunshine

As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.