Press Releases

Statement: Occupational Licensing Reform Signed Into Law

Statement: Occupational Licensing Reform Signed Into Law

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after Governor Edwards signed two bills that will reform Louisiana’s occupational licensing laws and restore the right to earn a living for Louisianans: “Louisiana is one of the most onerously licensed...

By Ryan Roberts

Statement: Governor Edwards Vetoes Education Options for Disabled Kids and Struggling Readers

Statement: Governor Edwards Vetoes Education Options for Disabled Kids and Struggling Readers

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after Governor Edwards vetoed education savings account bills that would’ve helped kids with disabilities or struggling to read have a tailored education: “We are disappointed that Governor Edwards has vetoed HB194...

By Ryan Roberts

Louisiana Legislature Approves Education Savings Accounts

Louisiana Legislature Approves Education Savings Accounts

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge —CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the Louisiana Legislature passed HB194 to create education savings accounts for kids with disabilities: “Right now, there are families across Louisiana who have a child with a disability that require...

By Ryan Roberts

STATEMENT: Louisiana Legislature Passes the Right to Earn a Living Act

STATEMENT: Louisiana Legislature Passes the Right to Earn a Living Act

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the Louisiana legislature passed HB1062, the Right to Earn a Living Act: “Countless Louisianans give up pursuing their dreams every day because of arbitrary roadblocks and hurdles. Occupational licensing reform is about...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Senate Passes Occupational Licensing Reform for Justice-Involved Citizens

RELEASE: Senate Passes Occupational Licensing Reform for Justice-Involved Citizens

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the Louisiana Senate passed HB639: “Louisianans who are exiting the justice system often face countless barriers as they try to get their lives back together. We applaud the Senate for...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon Senate Passage of SB483

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon Senate Passage of SB483

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts at (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the Louisiana Senate passed universal licensure recognition: “Every Louisianan has a friend or family member who has left the state for work. All too often we make it overly difficult for...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of ESAs

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of ESAs

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts at (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the Louisiana House of Representatives passed two bills to create education savings accounts (ESAs): “Kids in Louisiana have been left behind for too long. The House of Representatives took a big step...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of Licensing Reform

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of Licensing Reform

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of HB1062 out of the Louisiana House of Representatives: “Every day, countless Louisianans face overburdensome hurdles to be a successful entrepreneur. We praise the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of HB639

RELEASE: Statement from the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of HB639

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of HB639 out of the Louisiana House of Representatives: “People should be able to know if they are able to get a license before they go into debt...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Statement From the Pelican Institute Upon Committee Passage of Occupational Licensing Reform

RELEASE: Statement From the Pelican Institute Upon Committee Passage of Occupational Licensing Reform

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of HBs 597 and 639 out of the Louisiana House Commerce Committee to reform Louisiana’s occupational licensing system: “Countless Louisianans face a maze of arbitrary regulations just to find work. Louisiana...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Statement From the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of Education Savings Accounts

RELEASE: Statement From the Pelican Institute Upon House Passage of Education Savings Accounts

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org. Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of HB 33 out of the Louisiana House of Representatives to create education savings accounts for kids of foster families, military families, and families denied a transfer from D...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: STATEMENT FROM PELICAN INSTITUTE CEO DANIEL ERSPAMER UPON HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF ESAs

RELEASE: STATEMENT FROM PELICAN INSTITUTE CEO DANIEL ERSPAMER UPON HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF ESAs

For media inquiries please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of multiple education savings account (ESA) bills were passed out of the House Education committee: “One size fits all is all too often one size fits none....

By Ryan Roberts

RECAP: Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

RECAP: Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

This year’s Solutions Summit was an extraordinary opportunity for engaged citizens across Louisiana to come together to find solutions for the biggest issues facing our state. From occupational licensing reform to promoting school choice to fixing our broken tax code, participants covered a wide variety of solutions to the problems that are killing jobs and...

By Aly Rau

RELEASE: Barksdale Senior Airman Files Lawsuit Against the Department of Defense Over Denial of Her Religious Exemption to the Vaccine Mandate

RELEASE: Barksdale Senior Airman Files Lawsuit Against the Department of Defense Over Denial of Her Religious Exemption to the Vaccine Mandate

For media inquiries for Senior Airman Crocker please contact Ryan Roberts (504) 481-9931 or ryan@pelicaninstitute.org Shreveport, LA – The Pelican Center for Justice announced the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of Senior Airman Faith Crocker against the Department of Defense (DoD) for their denial of her religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine. On August 24, 2021, the DoD issued...

By Ryan Roberts