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February, 2003

PAR Says Budget Needs Reality Check

The proposed state spending plan for FY 2003-04, at best, technically met the legal requirement that the governor submit a balanced budget 45 days in advance of the regular session. While the deadline was met, the balance was artificially achieved by including “contingent” revenues that are highly speculative, omitting obligations that should be met, cutting […]

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PAR Says State Must Act Quickly to Stop the Erosion of Open Government

The state must act quickly to stop the erosion of open government caused by new technology, the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) warns in a new report, “Louisiana’s Sunshine Laws: The Promise and Peril of New Technology.” Advancements in digital communication have increased the amount of public information and the speed with which it is […]

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