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March, 2009

PAR Urges School Board Reform

Over the past few months, the chorus of voices pressing for reforms in the way local school boards operate has grown. At the same time, those insisting there is nothing wrong with the way local school boards operate have grown more vehement. Meanwhile, Louisiana’s public education system continues to hug the bottom of most lists […]

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PAR Names Top Five Sunshine Solutions

Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2009) is a national initiative that highlights the importance of open government and freedom of information. Over the past several decades, PAR has recommended numerous ways to improve citizens’ access to government. Many of those recommendations have been adopted in recent years. However, much remains to be done to bolster transparency, […]

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Highways Need More Funding, PAR Says

Click here for a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council released today an analysis of the state’s transportation funding challenges. “Highway Funding: Is there a Crisis?” examines the three major funding “crises” facing the state in the near future and evaluates the severity and immediacy of each. The report finds that Louisiana […]

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