“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
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
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
The Risks and Promises From National Health Care Reform: A Louisiana Perspective
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.