HB38 by Representative Rick Edmonds brings sunlight to local school district spending by adding many school districts to the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website, LouisianaCheckbook.com, and requiring other smaller entities to post enhanced transparency on their websites. It is modeled after both Louisiana Checkbook and an existing project by the Lafayette Parish School Board to post...View Report
If you peel back the layers of Louisiana's tax structure, you're likely to find confusion, outrage and, more importantly, room for improvement. (Plus, you may discover the reasons why we're suffering another midyear budget shortfall.)
Medicaid costs continued to rise in 2011, consuming a greater percentage of overall state spending. This was a result of federal stimulus money, heightened health care expenses and increased enrollment.
Louisiana made the cut this year on an exclusive list, but this is not good news for business owners and consumers who have a stake in energy exploration and production.
Concerned citizens are invited to visit the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) group online where they can select their top choice for the most outrageous lawsuit of the year. But it will be not be easy, Melissa Landry, the group’s executive director, points out.
With the advent of unconventional drilling methods, the global energy balance is shifting, and the U.S. could soon find itself at the top of list of the world’s oil and gas producing countries.
Although Louisiana may have the widest wage gap in the country, many academics point to factors other than discrimination that account for the apparent wage gap.
ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate is working in partnership with other left-wing groups to pressure state officials into accepting “consent agreements” that would preclude any serious investigations into voter fraud allegations, according to a former employee who has testified against the organization.
President Obama’s Justice Department is “philosophically opposed” to enforcing a federal law that calls for registration rolls to be purged of ineligible voters, an election law attorney said during a recent forum at Tulane Law School.
Louisiana’s expensive auto insurance rates are symptomatic of public policy favored by trial lawyers that typically result in anti-business settlements, according to a citizen watchdog group that favors new legislation.
We believe that voters should support this amendment and vote Yes on Saturday. While there is no doubt that policymakers have been challenged by recent budget shortfalls, most taxpayers face challenges of their own. These taxpayers must live within their means and we believe that policymakers should do the same.