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March, 2004

PAR Says Continue Drive to Elevate LSU

PDF version of PAR’s White Paper on Higher Education LSU’s departing chancellor has been tenacious and outspoken in his efforts to promote the development of the state’s flagship university as a nationally prominent research institution. His departure should not be viewed as a set back in this regard, but as an opportunity to focus on […]

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PAR Releases 2004 Guide to the Louisiana Legislature

PAR Releases 2004 Guide to the Louisiana Legislature Posted: 03/24/2004 Order Form for PAR’s 2004 Guide to the Louisiana Legislature The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) announced the release of its “2004 PAR Guide to the Louisiana Legislature.” The 2004 Guide is now available in an entirely new format, with underwriting support provided by Entergy […]

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PAR’s 2004 Annual Conference to Focus on Health Care

PAR’s 2004 Annual Conference to Focus on Health Care Posted: 03/23/2004 Conference Brochure and Ticket Order Form The Public Affairs Research Council will hold its 2004 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 23, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Baton Rouge. This year’s conference will focus on the future of health care […]

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Begin Business Tax Cuts, PAR Urges

Instead of spending $16 million next year on slush fund projects, the state could begin phasing out the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment (MM&E) and the corporate franchise tax on borrowed capital. PAR recommended removing these two impediments to economic development based on its 1994 and 2002 studies of corporate tax burden comparisons […]

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