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STATEMENT: Pelican Institute Applauds the Senate on the Passage of HB199

STATEMENT: Pelican Institute Applauds the Senate on the Passage of HB199

BATON ROUGE (5.12.2021)— Pelican Institute for Public Policy CEO, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of the streamlined sales tax collection bill from the Louisiana Senate with a vote of 37-0. “We applaud the Louisiana legislature on taking another step towards the passage of this critical legislation. By streamlining our sales tax collection we...

By Ryan Roberts

Pelican Institute Announces its 2021 Legislative Agenda

Pelican Institute Announces its 2021 Legislative Agenda

Louisiana is at a critical time for our state. Even before the pandemic, Louisiana was struggling to attract new businesses and keep our friends and family from leaving. As the pandemic is coming to an end, we have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the most mobile workforce in American history to write our...

By Daniel J. Erspamer

Pelican Responds to Settlement in Oil and Gas Lawsuits

Pelican Responds to Settlement in Oil and Gas Lawsuits

Today, despite the lack of support expressed by state lawmakers, local elected officials, and industry leaders across the coast, state officials announced they have signed onto a proposed agreement seeking to settle coastal land loss claims against a single defendant that no longer operates in Louisiana. The following is a statement from Daniel Erspamer, chief executive...

By Ryan Roberts