Amendment 4 will Get Louisiana Working

By Daniel J. Erspamer
When facing difficult financial circumstances, Louisiana families take the steps they need to rein in their spending and plan responsibly for future expenses. This is not the case when it comes to how our state currently approaches budgeting. Fortunately, Louisianans Constitutional Amendment 4, is on the Nov. 3 ballot, is offering an opportunity for Louisianans...

TAGS: balanced budget, Budget, constitutional amendment, jobs and opportunity

Constitutional Amendment Will Pressure Lawmakers to Reform Pensions

By Kevin Mooney
Under a proposed constitutional amendment, at least 5 percent of surplus funds must be used to pay down unfunded accrued liabilities that existed as of June 30, 1988 for the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement Systems (LASERS) and the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL).

TAGS: constitutional amendment, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard, Rep. Kevin Pearson, unfunded accrued liabilities