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April, 2006

PAR’s 2006 Annual Conference Focused on Recovery

PAR’s 2006 Annual Conference and Luncheon created an opportunity for state leaders and decision makers to discuss hurricane recovery and preview plans for rebuilding. This year’s conference, held at the Holiday Inn-Select in Baton Rouge on April 5, focused on practical solutions to recovery and governmental oversight in rebuilding. Click Here to read PAR’s Summer 2006 […]

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PAR and BGR Release Joint Study on Municipal Bankruptcy

The Bureau of Governmental Research and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana today released a joint report—Municipal Bankruptcy in Perspective. The report examines the potential role of bankruptcy as a tool to help restore fiscal stability in those Louisiana local governments hardest hit by the storms. It provides a brief overview of federal and […]

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PAR Says Keep Ban on Contributions During Session

A bill aiming to repeal a major ethics reform that restricts campaign contributions during legislative sessions is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday. The law being targeted prohibits campaign contributions to legislators and the governor during regular legislative sessions. The ban, recommended by PAR in 1995, was a key part of the Governor’s 2004 ethics […]

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