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Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute

Remembering Kevin Kane, Founder of The Pelican Institute

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.

By Margaret Viator

The Importance of National Employee Freedom Week

The Importance of National Employee Freedom Week

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 Cuban Dilemma

The Cuban Dilemma

Louisianans would be wise to give careful consideration to both sides of this issue before committing to one.

By Margaret Viator

Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act

Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act

The Pelican Institute recently participated in Healthcare Solutions Week, an opportunity for people of all political persuasions (and none at all) to discuss how to properly address the United States’ ongoing healthcare issues. This is an issue we feel most keenly here in Louisiana—with our ranking in most healthcare categories near the worst in the...

By Ellen Carmichael

Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall

Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that small businesses rated Louisiana among the most business friendly states, particularly in terms of its training programs and labor regulations.

By Editor