20 More Oil Rigs Could Leave the Gulf Unless Permitting Is Increased

By Kevin Mooney
Up to 20 oil rigs could leave the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to the 11 that have already left, since the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010. Sen. Vitter asks about the impact on small business, and the cost of green lawsuits in letter to feds.

TAGS: British Petroleum, Gulf of Mexico, Interior Department, Ken Salazar, Michael Bromwich, Moratorium, National Federation of Independent Business, oil rigs, Sen. David Vitter

Taxpayers Cover 56 Percent of State Police Pension

By Kevin Mooney
Taxpayers are covering 56 percent of the pension plan contributions for Louisiana State Troopers. Moreover, a portion of the fee residents pay for their driver's license is also used to help fund the police retirement plan. At a time when rising liabilities threaten the stability of the entire state pension system, state troopers should not be excluded from policy changes, and NFIB official says.

TAGS: Kevin Pearson, LASERS, National Federation of Independent Business, Pension, State Police