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
Letter grades that show a sizable percentage of Louisiana public schools are either failing or under-performing continue to generate controversy. A union-led coalition warns against Gov. Jindal's privatization agenda, while a business group says the unions fear transparency and accountability.
With government spending in the crosshairs of politicians, it is unreasonable for the federal government to needlessly increase outlays for research which can, and is, financed privately.
The Louisiana legislature has been criticized for cutting statewide funding for the arts. Pelican Institute president Kevin Kane argues that Louisiana's cultural heritage is better protected by voluntary support and private enterprise than by government subsidies.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has requested limited removal of seniority privileges from consideration in city lay-offs, and the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union is unimpressed.
Over the past few years, the Republican Party has shifted more the direction of Rep. Ron Paul's libertarian positions, according to some the political activists who attended the Republican Leadership Conference (RLC) in New Orleans. The Texas Republican was among the speakers.
To address New Orleans' illiteracy and lack of access to solutions, Loyola University hosted, “Engaging Literacy: Research to Policy to Practice.” This introduced a new national project against illiteracy, with a focus here in Louisiana.
Energy providers participating in a renewables pilot program, with minor exceptions, will also face heavy research and reporting requirements.
In spite of the despair which clouded our city during and after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has experienced a historic renewal. With the election of a new administration, a burgeoning sense of optimism pervades New Orleans. The City Journal recently published an article by Nicole Gelinas which illuminates the governmental and socioeconomic factors contributing to...
Trade Summit signals Louisiana-Honduras relationship set to bloom NEW ORLEANS—Nine days after President Lobo Sosa’s September 7th visit, Louisiana’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted an Honduran delegation to promote an array of trade opportunities between the two regions. Mayra Pineda, president of the Chamber and sister of the Honduran president, introduced approximately 50 guests to...
Boustany and Cao highlight opportunities for state and call for aggressive action to resolve trade agreements NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday representatives Charles Boustany (R – La.) and Joseph Cao (R – La.) met with members of the Chinese embassy to promote what they believe to be the mutually beneficial opportunities of open trade. Approximately...