New Study: Stimulus Spending No Cure for Louisiana’s Unemployment

By Fergus Hodgson
U.S. unemployment marches on as Mercatus Center finds no relationship between stimulus spending and employment While the latest claim from the White House is that the Recovery Act has generated or saved 3.6 million jobs, recent research fails to find a connection between stimulus projects and unemployment. In the case of Louisiana, the unemployment rate...

TAGS: deficits, federal government, Mercatus Center, spending, Unemployment

Jindal Receives “A” Grade for Fiscal Policy

By Fergus Hodgson
Cato Institute ranks Governor second in nation Today the Cato Institute released its 2010 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors, and awarded Governor Bobby Jindal one of only four A grades. Each governor received a score for his past two year’s fiscal performance, from a limited government perspective, and Jindal’s 71 out of 100...

TAGS: Bobby Jindal, Cato Institute, Fiscal Policy, spending, State Ranking, Taxes

Data Places Louisiana First in Nation for Overpayment of Unemployment Benefits

By Fergus Hodgson
Director of state’s workforce commission warns against state-by-state comparisons NEW ORLEANS – According to data released by the US Department of Labor, Louisiana is by far the leading culprit for overpayments of unemployment insurance. However, Louisiana’s Workforce Commission Director, Curt Eysink, strongly disputes any interpretation that places the state’s UI program at the bottom of...

TAGS: Curt Eysink, fraud, overpayments, spending, state comparisons, Unemployment Insurance