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April, 2015

Louisiana needs a champion for open government

Posted: 04/22/2015 (PDF Version) The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana calls upon the next governor of Louisiana to assert policies and practices for greater transparency in government and to set an example as a champion of accountability and citizen access to public documents and open meetings. In particular, PAR urges the next governor to […]

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Louisiana’s State Budget Vertigo

Magic rabbits, hidden holes and sleights of hand are not the only potential solutions to our fiscal challenge. (PDF Version)  Louisiana’s Legislature is performing a high-wire act without a net as it attempts to balance the government budget. Anticipated state expenses for the next fiscal year are towering above a nearly flat state revenue forecast. As […]

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PAR Guide to the State Budget Crisis

Posted: 04/10/2015 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released an in-depth examination of the state’s budget crisis. PAR’s Guide to the State Budget Crisis examines the fiscal condition of the state, including the historical factors that lead us to the current situation. Louisiana is facing its toughest state budget challenge since the 1980s […]

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2015 PAR Guide and Free App are Now Available

Posted: 04/01/2015 The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) has just released its Guide to the 2015 Louisiana Legislature, along with an accompanying mobile app. The PAR Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet for citizens that is filled with key information about Louisiana’s elected officials and state agencies. “The annual printed PAR Guide is chock full […]

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