Sandboxes are alternative regulatory frameworks for companies with innovative products or business models. These companies still have to meet consumer protection requirements, but don’t have to work through years of red tape. Sandboxes have been introduced both across the country and the world. States like Utah, Wyoming, and Florida have all embraced sandboxes. A study...View Report
President Obama’s economically injurious support for Big Wind is accompanied by his Administration’s continued efforts to demonize the oil, coal, and natural gas industries- the ones which actually catalyze our nation’s economy.
Domestic Energy Development Could Help Restore Manufacturing Base and Boost Dollar America’s substantial supplies of natural gas should be further emphasized and considered as a stable, clean and affordable energy source in the next Congress, Rep. William Cassidy (R-La.) told The Pelican Institute in an exclusive interview.
State corrections systems, like most governmental services, have rapidly expanded over recent years in size and number, which in turn forces local governments to continually allocate expanding sums of tax dollars.
“Politically correct” sources of energy are largely futile and Obama administration policies are a war against the energy industry and the Louisiana economy, says Pelican Institute guest speaker.
After 13 hours of stormy debate, Recovery School District schools may now petition for a new governing authority or a return to their previous governing authority.
Stronger balanced budget amendments safeguard against shortfalls By Phillip Suderman As states complete their budget forecasts, 40 states are already reporting more than $80 billion in budget gaps for the next two fiscal years, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. In a joint report released last week by NASBO and the National...
A new report claims that more than one third of Louisiana’s higher education funds are wasted on non-graduating students. Harry Stille Ph. D., author of “Louisiana: Public Institutions,” believes loose admission standards contribute to an estimated $440 million annual waste – an “enormous cost for little results.”
Introducing a new home for government accountability The Sunshine Standard, a new website, espouses the view that all levels of government “have an obligation to proactively share the information people need to hold officials accountable.” Through model legislation, pledge appeals, a news portal, and relevant links the creators intend the site to be a “one-stop...
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Michael Bromwich failed to win the hearts of Louisiana’s Gulf Economic Survival Team and prominent politicians in their recent meeting in the state. A lack of urgency and definitive policy decisions lead to lack of confidence.
Environmental impact statement set to delay all auctions until 2012 NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Interior Department’s “public scoping” meeting, on the environmental impact of oil and gas leases, provided little hope for potential lessees. Tuesday’s opportunity for public submissions also failed to attract a crowd – approximately twenty individuals attended – but those that...