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PAR Wins National Awards at the Annual GRA Conference

Posted: 08/03/2015 Most Distinguished Research: Innovation in Louisiana: Maximizing Investments in University Research to Promote a Knowledge-Based Economy Outstanding Policy Achievement: Public Records Law: Louisiana Needs a Champion for Open Government GRA’s award for Most Distinguished Research recognizes an outstanding research effort on a challenging subject matter that is ground breaking. PAR’s “Innovation in Louisiana” […]

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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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PAR Releases Report on Innovation in Louisiana

Posted: 03/30/2015 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released a new research report, “Innovation in Louisiana: Maximizing Investment in University Research to Promote a Knowledge-Based Economy.” The report examines the state of university research and development in Louisiana and makes recommendations to state leaders, higher education officials and businesses to foster a better […]

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PAR appoints new Research Project Director

Posted: 11/19/2014 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana announces the new hire of Criketa Matlock as Research Project Director. Criketa has joined the organization to further develop the growing portfolio of PAR’s policy and research agenda. In her role at PAR, Criketa will bring her policy research, analysis and management experience to advance the […]

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PAR Position for Senior Policy Analyst

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) is seeking a senior policy analyst and researcher for a full-time position at the independent, non-profit education and government watchdog group based in Baton Rouge. Established in 1950, PAR is an objective voice for responsible government that conducts research on essential policy issues and provides timely commentary […]

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PAR Wins National Award at the Annual GRA Conference

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) has won a national award for its Sunshine Headquarters from the Governmental Research Association (GRA). GRA is a national organization of individuals and groups who study and make recommendations on state and local policy issues. The award was presented during the annual GRA conference held last week […]

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PAR Issues Research Brief on Tax Reform

PAR is releasing a report today outlining key taxes issues facing the state and placing these into the context of the current debate on reform. The report summarizes the challenges in various areas of Louisiana tax policy and offers potential remedies for consideration. The report also reviews the Governor’s so-called Plan A proposal and draws […]

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PAR Statement on Opening Day of 2013 Session

The 2013 Legislative session got off to an uncertain start today as Governor Bobby Jindal focused his opening remarks solely on his request for lawmakers to repeal income taxes. All other major concerns facing the state, and all other aspects of tax reform that might be usefully pursued, seem to have been totally eclipsed by […]

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