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May, 2006

PAR Says Ban Recovery Contracts for Officials

Tough ethics laws that keep public officials out of the recovery contracting business will help decrease the appearance of impropriety and help make the case for more federal recovery aid. A House committee got off to a good start last week by unanimously approving HB 1236, which would prohibit elected and appointed state officials, their […]

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PAR Says Let Sun Shine on Agencies within Governor’s Office

Records held by a long list of agencies within the governor’s office should be subject to the public records law. The state’s “sunshine laws” are the tools that allow citizens to participate in key public decisions and to hold government accountable. The public records and open meetings laws help ensure that actions taken by public […]

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Health Care Reform Opportunity Here Now, PAR Says

PAR has just released an overview report on three critical areas of health care delivery that profoundly impact the cost and effectiveness of health care in Louisiana: charity hospitals and the uninsured, primary and preventative care and long-term care for the elderly and disabled. The report entitled “Hurricanes and Healthcare Reform: Can Louisiana turn a […]

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