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
As the state faces down a looming budget gap, there will be a number of proposals on the table. But, what is the real situation, and what should our state leaders do about it? Get all the facts in the Pelican Institute’s Citizen’s Guide to the Fiscal Cliff.
Governor John Bel Edwards clearly has different ideas about how to improve Louisiana education than former Governor Bobby Jindal.
Raising the minimum wage risks putting individuals, businesses and the entire state economy in a worse position to advance a goal – helping low income households – that may not even be accomplished.