This year, disturbing reports of increased crime have dominated the news, both in Louisiana and nationally. Crime is a serious issue that demands thoughtful solutions to deter criminal behavior and promote public safety. They should be guided by data and evidence, not anecdotes. That’s why Pelican set out to review and better understand the underlying...View Report
Fergus Hodgson provides an overview of tax policy changes within the current legislative session.
2011 is set to be the first year that federal aid becomes the largest component of state revenues. Already 27 states, including Louisiana, rely on federal aid as their primary source of funding, but the report’s author describes this year’s level as a critical breaking point.
A new ranking of admissions standards has LSU below all flagship universities in the Deep South. The study author contends consequently lower graduation rates, less desirable faculty, and poorer quality research.
As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.
Louisiana is one of 10 states with leaders seeking to oppose greater federal debt with the first ever state initiated constitutional amendment.
Over the weekend the Institute for Humane Studies brought classical liberal and libertarian academics to Loyola University. They shared and debated the ideas of liberty with students and recent graduates.
American historian and scholar of Austrian economics, Thomas Woods this week published his most ambitious work so far. With Rollback he pronounces "Everything needs to the abolished, and here's why."
We can be “tough on crime and the bottom line,” says Right on Crime, an openly conservative advocacy group for criminal justice reform. The organization held a press conference and highlighted Louisiana's fiscal challenges and incarceration rate, the highest in the nation.