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2007

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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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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