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June, 2008

Session Yielded Little Reform, PAR Says

For all the reform talk and promises made by the governor and legislators when they were candidates, the first regular session of this Legislature has closed with little in the way of substantial reform. The improvements that were made were overshadowed by the extravagant legislative pay raise members passed for themselves and the governor’s refusal […]

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PAR Calls Pay Raise Absurd Proposal

The $34,000 proposed pay raise for legislators is absurd. The increase would bring Louisiana legislators’ compensation to $70,000, which is 198 percent of the average pay for part-time legislatures across the nation and 102 percent of the average pay for full-time legislatures – including per diem amounts and expense allowances. The proposal nearing final passage […]

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