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June, 2007

PAR Wraps Up 2007 Session

Reform-oriented strategy was sorely lacking during the 2007 Regular Legislative Session. For a state still neck deep in its recovery from two catastrophic hurricanes two years prior with three extraordinary pots of cash to spend, a lame-duck governor and a term-limited Legislature, Louisiana demonstrated a remarkable capacity for sticking to its traditional script. The unprecedented […]

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PAR Says Financial Disclosure Bill Offers Historic Chance

The state is poised for a big win for ethics reform. A bill to require legislators, statewide elected officials and local elected officials to report their income by source and range has nearly passed out of the Legislature. Successful passage of HB 730 would push Louisiana to become one of the top states in terms […]

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PAR Says Help Fund Local Redevelopment and Road Home

After a hard-fought battle by the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), a waiver of the state’s cost share for rebuilding projects finally was passed by Congress and signed by the President last week. The LRA, the Legislature and the administration now are exploring the state’s options for using the $775 million in Community Development Block Grant […]

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