Louisiana Lands on “Judicial Hellholes” Watch List Again

By Robert Ross
12/18/2012
With astonishing multi-million dollar verdicts being rendered nearly every other week, and laws and judges that seem to give plaintiffs the upper hand in legal proceedings regardless of the facts of the case—it is no wonder that we’ve become a regular on the Hellholes watch list.

TAGS: American Tort Reform Association, Buddy Caldwell, Litigation Reform, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Melissa Landry, Tort Reform

Louisiana’s Business Climate Rated Highly in Recent Studies

By Matt Cole
11/12/2012
It is widely expected that tax reform will be the Jindal administration’s primary goal in the 2013 Louisiana legislative session. In a recent Advocate report, Tim Barfield from the Department of Revenue addressed the need for reform, pointing out that it is the “sticker price” and not the actual tax burden that is hampering “Louisiana's efforts to attract businesses.”

TAGS: Bobby Jindal, Tax Foundation, tax reform, Taxes, Tim Barfield

The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox

By Editor
11/01/2012
Teacher union challenges to real education reform continue to exist, though often in ways that are not measurable or reportable. If you dig deeper, the unions’ power and influence, particularly at the local school district level, remain strong in this state, challenging education reform efforts at every step of the electoral, legislative and policy implementation processes.

TAGS: BESE, Bobby Jindal, Charter Schools, Education Reform, Louisiana Association of Teachers, Louisiana Federation of Teachers, paycheck protection, School choice, teachers unions, tenure reform