Path Needed to Get Louisiana Working

by Daniel Erspamer, CEO of the Pelican Institute Throughout our shared history, Americans – and Louisianans, in particular – have faced down many crises, from war to drought to floods to illness. Through determination, innovation and ingenuity, a strong sense of community and patriotism, and a stubborn will to succeed, we’ve prevailed. These principles are...

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Union Wages Drive Up Costs, Increase Tax Burden for Louisiana Residents

By Kevin Mooney
Public sector unions are boosting taxpayer costs in Louisiana just as they are in other states. The demonstrations in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Ohio relate back to a fundamental change in the composition of organized labor. For the first time in American history, more union workers are employed by the government than the private sector.

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