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
Fergus Hodgson provides an overview of tax policy changes within the current legislative session.
Pelican President, Kevin Kane, advocates cost-saving approaches adopted successfully by other states.
The Pelican Institute's latest research compares Louisiana's pension crisis Wisconsin's. Despite less coverage, Louisiana's situation is far worse, and Bobby Jindal's plan is nowhere near enough to make a dent in the unfunded liabilities.
As fiscal pressure dominates political debates across the nation, Louisianians can now see all state employee salaries at the click of a button.