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
Not only does Medicaid place an unreasonable burden on taxpayers, it fails to deliver a significant health benefit to the poor.
Simple math shows that the American Jobs Act is nothing but shortsighted, leaving newly created jobs unfunded after the first year.
The administration rosily projects that 'not a dime' will be added to the deficit, but this ridiculous promise is left to Congress to fulfill.
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.
Rep. William Cassidy of Louisiana joined with Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and other presidential contenders to denounce President Obama's "anti-energy" policies during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
Louisiana employers impacted by the British Petroleum oil spill last April are set to be relieved from the costs connected with unemployment benefits. Sen. Neil Riser (R-Columbia) has introduced SB 121, which would alleviate the financial burden for innocent third parties.
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.
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.
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.
As long as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid remain intact, our national debt will be perilous. Additionally, any recovery strategy predicated on tax hikes and increased spending will be a failed one.