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
Achieving a highly improbable turnaround, Rep. Noble Ellington’s (R-Winnsboro) resolution for an anti-debt amendment to the U.S. Constitution won approval from the Louisiana Senate yesterday.
Despite smooth sailing in the House, the National Debt Relief Amendment came to an abrupt halt this morning. Sen. Karen Peterson (D-New Orleans) came out aggressively against it, and without objection she had it deferred in its Senate committee hearing.
With not a single opponent, Louisiana’s House of Representatives has endorsed the National Debt Relief Amendment and its call for a state-initiated amendment to the United States Constitution.
North Dakota Senator Curtis Olafson (R - Edinburg), who flew in to testify as national spokesman, was met with as many welcomes and jokes as he was with questions.
In the face of unsustainable federal debt, Congress and the President appear unwilling and impotent to do anything about it. Robert J. Thorpe contends that the states must initiate a limit on spending, such as the National Debt Relief Amendment, via an Article V amendments convention.
The Pelican Institute has released three pieces of research to clear the air over the National Debt Relief Amendment and other Article V amendments. Escalating debt and an unrestrained federal government suggest the time is overdue for a state-initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Louisiana is one of 10 states with leaders seeking to oppose greater federal debt with the first ever state initiated constitutional amendment.
Led by Louisiana’s Noble Ellington, ALEC promotes “priority-based budgeting” NEW ORLEANS, La. – The American Legislative Exchange Council has released its “State Budget Reform Toolkit,” a plan for resolving fiscal shortfalls without increased taxation, raids of rainy-day funds, or reliance on federal funds. ALEC’s toolkit comes as Louisiana faces a projected $1.6 billion deficit for...
Louisiana’s Noble Ellington endorses Amendment seeking to “restore balance of state and federal power” NEW ORLEANS, La. – Heightened concern with a lack of federal accountability may lead to the first state-initiated constitutional convention since the original ratification. In their efforts to shift the balance of power, a variety of organizations are working to bypass...