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April, 2009

Delaying tax cuts should be considered, PAR says

An individual income tax reduction passed during last year’s legislative session will reduce state tax revenue by around $360 million for FY10 and will lower taxes by up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for joint filers. The elimination or delay of this tax cut should be revisited as one of the possible alternatives to […]

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PAR Says Strengthen Regents’ Authority

Click here for a copy of the report. A new report by the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) recommends strengthened authority for the Board of Regents to enable the development of a more coherent and efficient statewide strategy for higher education. “Higher Education Governance Structure: Louisiana’s Options for Keeping Pace” finds that the governance structure […]

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PAR Releases 2009 Guide to the Legislature

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) has just released its Guide to the 2009 Louisiana Legislature. The updated Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana’s legislators, state elected officials and agencies. “We are very pleased to offer our new legislative guide in time for the Regular Legislative Session, […]

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PAR Holds 2009 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 24

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2009 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 24, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Select) in Baton Rouge. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for reservation now. Gerald Seib will deliver the luncheon keynote speech, “The Obama Presidency: Great […]

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