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October, 2006

Health Care Collaborative: Go Statewide, Consider Charity Hospitals

Louisiana stumbled across the finish line last week to complete the first phase of a long journey toward a better health care system. Now that the initial outline for reform of the New Orleans region has been submitted to federal officials by the Oct. 20 deadline, the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative should exercise the […]

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Reject Proposals to Issue Rebates, PAR Says

Plans are currently being developed to spend a large state budget surplus from last year. Some estimates predict the surplus amount, which will be finalized in December, will reach $800 million. Elected officials are circulating proposals to spend some of the surplus to issue property insurance rebate checks. That would circumvent current constitutional limitations on […]

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PAR Guide to the November Amendments Now Online

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) today released its “Guide to the Proposed Constitutional Amendments” for the Nov. 7 ballot, which explains the potential impact of the eight proposals facing the public in the upcoming election. The “Guide” is available on PAR’s Web site at www.la-par.org.  Printed copies will be available next week. “The PAR […]

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