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January, 2007

PAR Says Turf Battle Threatens Planning Integrity

The Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget recently fought a turf battle over funding decisions, and the wrong side won. The full Legislature now has a final chance to salvage the integrity of the planning process the state has followed thus far in allocating billions in federal recovery aid. […]

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PAR Says Senate Should Expand Transparency

Video recordings and Internet video broadcasts of all Senate meetings should be made available to the public online at no charge. An attempt to require this basic open government policy, already in place for the House, failed to pass during the December special session. If the Senate begins now, it could make progress toward improved […]

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PAR Accepts Orders for “Guide to the 2007 Louisiana Legislature”

The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) is now accepting orders for its Guide to the 2007 Louisiana Legislature. The updated Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana’s legislators, state elected officials and agencies. “PAR is once again offering this user-friendly and practical tool for all who follow state government,” said PAR President Jim […]

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