New Nonpartisan Toolkit for Budget Reform

By Fergus Hodgson
Led by Louisiana’s Noble Ellington, ALEC promotes “priority-based budgeting” NEW ORLEANS, La. – The American Legislative Exchange Council has released its “State Budget Reform Toolkit,” a plan for resolving fiscal shortfalls without increased taxation, raids of rainy-day funds, or reliance on federal funds. ALEC’s toolkit comes as Louisiana faces a projected $1.6 billion deficit for...

TAGS: Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Institute for Truth in Accounting, Noble Ellington, Priority Based Budgeting, Reason Foundation, State Budget Reform Toolkit, The American Legislative Exchange Council

Louisiana’s Higher Education System Not Making the Grade

By Fergus Hodgson
A new report claims that more than one third of Louisiana’s higher education funds are wasted on non-graduating students. Harry Stille Ph. D., author of “Louisiana: Public Institutions,” believes loose admission standards contribute to an estimated $440 million annual waste – an “enormous cost for little results.”

TAGS: Board of Regents, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Goldwater Institute, Harry Stille, Higher Education Research/Policy Center, National Center for Education Statistics, SUNO