Ten Oil Rigs Have Exited Gulf Since Obama Moratorium Went Into Effect

By Kevin Mooney
Ten oil rigs have left the Gulf of Mexico since the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010 documentation from Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) office shows. Companies will not recommit themselves to the Gulf region until the "political uncertainty" recedes.

TAGS: Gulf of Mexico, Heritage Foundation, Louisiana, Moratorium, oil rigs, President Obama, Sen. David Vitter

Inter-State Health Care Agreements Set to Negate ObamaCare

By Kevin Mooney
Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) has introduced a bill that would make possible for Louisiana to join with other states in forming a Health Care Compact (HCC). The idea is to move the responsibility and authority for shaping health care policy back to the states and away from the federal government.

TAGS: Elbert Guillory, Health Care Compact Alliance, health care compacts, Michael Barnhart, President Obama, Texas Public Policy Foundation, U.S. Congress, U.S. Constitution

Senate Bill Preempts Union-Backed Project Labor Agreements

By Kevin Mooney
Sen. Danny Martiny (R-Metaire) has introduced legislation that would ban state government officials from mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on publicly funded construction projects, which are backed by organized labor. PLAs boost construction costs and undermine competition, studies show.

TAGS: collective bargaining, Danny Martiny, executive order, President Bush, President Obama, Project Labor Agreements, Union

Louisiana Unions Receive Waiver from ObamaCare Requirements

By Kevin Mooney
Although organized labor has been supportive of ObamaCare, many of these same union organizations have sought and received exemptions from the law's consumer protection provisions for their own health care plans. The list includes the Louisiana Laborers Health and Welfare Fund, the Louisiana Electrical Health Fund, and the Louisiana Carpenters Regional Fund.

TAGS: Louisiana Carpenters Regional Fund, Louisiana Electrical Health Fund, ObamaCare, organized labor, President Obama, Waiver

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