Research

Protecting Public Safety and Reducing Costs in Louisiana

“Without education,  job  skills,  and  other  basic  services,  offenders  are  likely to  repeat  the  same  steps  that  brought  them  to  jail  in  the  first  place.  This  not  only  affects  the  offender,  but  families  and  our  communities  as  well.  This  is  a  problem  that  needs  to  be  addressed  head‐on.”  ‐‐‐ Gov. Bobby Jindal, March 18, 2009 Louisiana’s Corrections Challenges  In  2011,  when  Louisiana  announced  a  partnership 

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Policy Brief – Legal Authority to Adjust State Pension Plan

Exorbitant retirement benefits are threatening the ability of states and municipalities to deliver essential government services, and, in up to 20 states and hundreds of municipal- ities, are threatening their very solvency. States and municipalities struggle with a trillion, or even multi-trillion, dollar crisis of unfunded public employee retirement benefit obligations. As the Wall Street

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The Positive Fiscal Effects for School Choice

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LESSONS FOR LOUISIANA from Florida’s K-12 Education Revolution

“Lessons for Louisiana from Florida’s K-12 Education Revolution,” co-released by the Louisiana-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy and Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice headquartered in Indiana, found that Florida, once lagging in education performance compared to Louisiana, is now leading the Pelican State academically. The report credits Florida’s statewide school voucher programs for its gains, which are particularly prominent among the state’s Black and low-income students.

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Looming Pension Crisis Ignored

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.

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Louisiana’s Fiscal Albatross, The Coming Public Pension Crisis

Pelican Institute Report: taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. Despite Governor Jindal’s national accolades, Louisiana is on course for fiscal catastrophe. Next year’s $2 billion shortfall is the tip of the iceberg.

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Capping and Trading Louisiana Jobs

Cap-and-Trade Would Cut Tens of Thousands of Louisiana Jobs

A Joint Study of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy and the American Council for Capital Formation Details Economic Impacts of Pending Legislation for Louisiana

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The Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana

A current House bill in Louisiana would subject charter school teachers to the state-run pension system (the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana, or TRSL). Although it may purport to be motivated by goodwill — the desire to help charter school teachers provide for their retirement — this bill is a bad idea.

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The Prognosis for National Health Insurance

Sunday, 13 September 2009

The Risks and Promises From National Health Care Reform: A Louisiana Perspective

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Pelican Institute and CAGW Release 2009 Louisiana Pork Report

Today on the front steps of the Louisiana State Capitol Building, the Pelican Institute for Public Policy and the nation’s premiere national taxpayer watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released the 2009 Louisiana Pork Report: The Book Louisiana’s Government Doesn’t Want You To Read. Pelican Institute President Kevin Kane and CAGW President Tom Schatz unveiled the report.

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