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2009

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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Constitutional convention only helps future budgets, PAR says

Lately, several public officials have pointed to a constitutional convention as the solution to the state’s budget woes. While constitutional revision is in order to correct some of the longstanding problems with state government, a full rewrite or even limited revision will do nothing to help balance the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Louisiana […]

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PAR Releases Redistricting Study

Click here for a copy of the report. A new report by the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) has identified a way for the state to minimize politics in the upcoming redistricting process. “Redistricting 2010: Reforming the Process of Distributing Political Power” recommends that an independent, nonpartisan commission be established to minimize political influence over […]

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PAR Elects New Members to Board of Directors

The PAR Board of Directors elected two new members to the board. George Pietrogallo, Jr., and Freddie Pitcher, Jr., both of Baton Rouge, recently were elected for three-year terms ending in 2011. Pietrogallo currently serves as the Baton Rouge Area Public Affairs Manager for ExxonMobil. He received his journalism and political science degree in 1981 […]

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