Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws

By Margaret Viator
A new study details how Louisiana can reduce its prison population and corrections spending without lessening public safety by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders and reforming its habitual offender law.

TAGS: Bobby Jindal, Criminal Justice Reform, determinate sentencing, incarceration rate, Louisiana, mandatory minimums, Reason Foundation, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Louisiana’s Business Climate Rated Highly in Recent Studies

By Matt Cole
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