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
Kevin Kane founded The Pelican Institute in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He guided it successfully for eight years before eventually succumbing to gastrointestinal cancer on October 28th, 2016, last Friday. Obituaries and memorial statements have been published in The Advocate, The Times-Picayune, The Gambit Weekly, and on the State Policy Network website. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
When you head to the store to load up on supplies for tailgating this weekend, you will probably find some of your party necessities cost more than last year.
State incarcerates violent offenders at a rate similar to other states in the South, while incarcerating nonviolent offenders at a much higher rate Louisiana’s legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards are taking a top-to-bottom look at our criminal justice system, aiming for a better public safety return on taxpayer dollars. They have appointed the...
The mission of NEFW is to inform government workers about their options for obtaining more freedom and flexibility in the workplace. This effort includes the participation of 86 groups located in 39 states around the nation.
The burden of attaining an occupational license makes it harder for job seekers to enter the workplace. This results in fewer workers, and thus fewer options for consumers, which is the perfect environment for prices to rise.
While reasonable people can disagree on many important issues, we all benefit from a lively public square where facts and opinions can be shared without fear of government recourse.
To free up funds, states pass measures that focus their prison beds on serious violent offenders, and reinvest a portion of the savings into evidence-backed prison alternatives.
Louisiana’s fiscal health ranks 33rd best among the states and Puerto Rico, according to a 2016 report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Our neighbors have paved the way: now Louisiana is positioned to engage in a substantive effort to improve its criminal justice system and to yield the benefits that so many other states are enjoying.
Remarkably, the report ranks Louisiana 30 spots lower than it did last year. This represents the largest decline of any state in the nation.