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March, 2007

PAR Holds 2007 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 27

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2007 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 27, at the Holiday Inn-Select in Baton Rouge. John M. Barry , a prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. The title of his presentation is “The Past as Prologue? Floods, […]

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Research Analyst Position Available

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana is hiring a research analyst to propose and conduct public policy research on issues concerning public elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in Louisiana. Responsibilities include data collection and analysis, project development, report writing and editing and participation on boards and commissions. The position requires a graduate degree in […]

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PAR Announces Ethics Reform Agenda for 2007

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) released its Ethics Reform Agenda for 2007 at the Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Ethics on March 17. This list of 12 recommendations is intended to educate the public and to guide policymakers as they consider ways to strengthen the state’s ethics and campaign […]

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PAR Announces Ethics Reform Agenda for 2007

“Governmental Ethics Laws in Louisiana: Public Trust or Private Gain?,” September 1995 (a collaborative report by the Bureau of Governmental Research and PAR) “White Paper on Governmental Ethics and Constitutional Revision,” September 2003

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PAR Writes Letter to The Daily Reveille Editor

The text of a PAR letter to the editor of The Daily Reveille follows: The recent publication of an unfinished confidential draft of a Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) report on charity hospitals may have been intended by Reveille editors to inform the public about a vital and complex issue. Instead, the premature release of […]

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PAR Says Don’t Pull Plug on the RSD

The Recovery School District (RSD), responsible for rebuilding and reforming New Orleans’ failing public schools, has overcome numerous obstacles. Although progress has been slower than hoped for or expected, reforms are under way. Current efforts to dismantle the RSD and return management of New Orleans schools to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) are misguided. […]

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