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May, 2008

PAR Says Proposed Tax Cut is Shortsighted Fiscal Policy

The bottom could fall out of the state budget if the bottom falls out of oil prices. To prevent an economic crisis in the future, the state should maintain budget flexibility and a diverse revenue base that includes a progressive personal income tax. The proposed return to pre-Stelly income tax rates and the state’s growing […]

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PAR Says Adopt Performance Funding for Higher Education

Click here for a copy of the report. A new report by the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) recommends changes in higher education policy to increase student success rates. “Higher Education Performance Funding: Louisiana’s Options” finds Louisiana institutions continue to rank below their peers on a wide variety of indicators, such as graduation rates and […]

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PAR Says Scrap Records Exception for Governor, Start Over

It is time to end the broad exception from public records laws that Louisiana grants to the governor’s office. A limited exception that would shield from public view only the records directly in the custody of the governor, his chief of staff and his executive counsel should replace the current exception that covers records in […]

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PAR Recommends Spending Transparency Reforms

Click here for a copy of the report. State contracts with private entities are the citizens’ window into how taxpayer dollars for goods and services are spent. PAR’s new report “Strengthening the Standards: A Case Study of Disaster-Related Contracting Practices in Louisiana” offers recommendations to improve spending transparency, minimize conflict of interest and prepare for […]

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