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2011

PAR Recommends More Oversight of Louisiana’s New Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program

CONTACT: David Hood – Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst (225) 268-1974 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) announces the release of a report on Bayou Health, Louisiana’s new program that will allow private companies to manage the care for nearly 900,000 Medicaid recipients, mostly children, starting in 2012. Checkup on Bayou Health: What Louisiana […]

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PAR Releases High School Dropout Report – A Future at Risk

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) announces the release of its in-depth examination of the state’s efforts to reduce Louisiana’s high school dropout rate. With nearly one of every six high school freshmen dropping out before graduation, Louisiana has one of the nation’s highest dropout rates. “A Future at Risk: Meeting the Challenge […]

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PAR Guide to the Constitutional Amendments and Related Resources

PAR has the following resources available to assist citizens in preparing to vote on 6 proposed constitutional amendments. PAR Guide to the 2011 Constitutional Amendments Podcasts and Video Interviews with PAR President Robert Travis Scott about the amendments can be found here: 2 videos including a 5 minute overview of 5 constitutional amendments on Channel […]

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PAR releases Campaign Finance fact sheet

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) has released a citizen fact sheet on campaign finance disclosures and public access to campaign reports. The fact sheet offers a plain-language explanation of the Louisiana laws governing campaign donations and spending with practical tips on how the public can access campaign finance records. PAR also will […]

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Kinsey known for commitment to efficient and effective government

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana recognizes the contributions of civic leader Norman Kinsey. He served as a long-time board member and Chairman of PAR and his guidance and leadership will be missed. “The state of Louisiana and the Public Affairs Research Council have suffered the loss of an outstanding citizen and an important […]

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