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2012

PAR Says More Time and Planning Needed for Successful Health Care Transition

For More Information, contact Robert Travis Scott at (225) 926-8414 ext 222 PDF Version As early as 2007, PAR has called for fundamental reform of Louisiana’s public health care system that would include coverage for as many low-income uninsured as possible, providing the insured access to nearby medical care and a replacement safety net for […]

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PAR Says More Time and Planning Needed for Successful Health Care Transition

PDF Version of Commentary As early as 2007, PAR has called for fundamental reform of Louisiana’s public health care system that would include coverage for as many low-income uninsured as possible, providing the insured access to nearby medical care and a replacement safety net for the remaining uninsured comprised of locally-operated primary care clinics, specialty care, […]

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PAR Releases the 2012 Guide to the Constitutional Amendments

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) today released its “Guide to the 2012 Constitutional Amendments” for the ballot on Nov. 6. The Guide explains the potential impact of the nine constitutional amendments that the public will consider in the upcoming election, as well as the local option vote on term limits for school […]

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PAR Recognizes Contributions of Handelman

The Public Affairs Research Council recognizes the contributions of civic leader Julius “Jay” Handelman. He served as a board member and Chairman of PAR and his keen insights and constant encouragement 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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Open Letter to Senator Donahue about Revenue Study Commission

(PDF Version) Thank you for initiating the Revenue Study Commission and its task of evaluating the state’s credits, exemptions and rebates. This type of study is timely and could prove to be a worthwhile endeavor. Many of the programs you will be examining have served to help keep the state competitive for business growth and could […]

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PAR Issues Letter to Senator Donahue

PAR has issued a letter to Senator Jack Donahue highlighting concerns with the administration of tax credits, exemptions and rebates. (pdf copy available here) For More Information Contact: Alison Neustrom 225-205-6542

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Open Letter to Superintendent White Re: Education Reforms Accountability

Dear Superintendent White: (PDF Version)  Thank you for your interest in considering ideas and recommendations as you develop accountability policies for the implementation of Act 2 of the recent legislative session. The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, which has encouraged a number of education reforms and school accountability standards over the past decades, is optimistic […]

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