The proposed settlement is heralded by some as a major victory, supposedly securing $100 million for the state to use for coastal restoration. In reality, the proposed settlement, if adopted, would yield nowhere near $100 million and divert much of the money it did raise to unrelated government spending. Two key flaws undermine the settlement’s...View Report
Today, the Pelican Institute released its Get Louisiana Working Policy Solutions. This plan outlines reforms to key public policy areas to encourage the return of jobs and opportunity and to strengthen the state’s economy following the destruction resulting from COVID-19 and measures taken to address it. The Pelican Institute is also calling on state leaders...
Sen. Vitter has introduced new legislation that calls for greater transparency and accountability in the cost of infrastructure projects. The objective here to properly account for long-term expenses that could build up over time at the expense of taxpayers.
Innovative budgeting practices that measure the "life-cycle" of infrastructure projects could save taxpayers money over the long term.