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May, 2007

Allow Tuition to Keep Pace, PAR Says

A new report by the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) recommends several policy changes that would allow higher education institutions in this state more flexibility to raise tuition and fees within certain limits. “Higher Education Tuition and Fees: Louisiana’s Options for Keeping Pace” finds Louisiana’s tuition and required student fees at four- and two-year colleges […]

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PAR Releases Report on Health Care Reform

A new report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) outlines seven recommendations for reforming the state’s system of health care for the uninsured and medical education programs. “Realigning Charity Health Care and Medical Education in Louisiana” suggests a new mission for the charity hospitals in New Orleans and Baton Rouge and outlines […]

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PAR Elects Officers and Directors for 2007-2008

David Eustis , senior vice president of Whitney National Bank of New Orleans was elected chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual conference in Baton Rouge on Friday, April 27. Before assuming the chairmanship of PAR, Eustis served the organization in a number of volunteer leadership roles over […]

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PAR Newsletter Details Conference Success

PAR’s Annual Conference and Luncheon attracted a crowd of over 600 attendees to preview the 2007 legislative session. The April 27 event focused on the state’s insurance crisis and recovery after the storms of 2005. Click Here to read PAR’s Spring 2007 Newsletter with a complete rundown of the conference proceedings.

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PAR Says Health Care and Airports Need Sunshine, Too

Two legislative proposals gaining rapid momentum this session could have devastating effects on Louisiana’s public records law. While House Bills 964 and 841 focus on entirely different topics, both have the effect of undermining transparency in government. In 2002, Louisiana ranked among the top five states in granting citizens access to public records, according to […]

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