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PAR, LSU to Host Public Meeting Featuring Tax Foundation Members

PAR and the LSU Public Administration Institute are hosting a public event featuring Tax Foundation members on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Members of the public are invited to attend. This event is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Business Education Complex, the home of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. […]

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PAR issues Research Brief on Medicaid Expansion

In a report released today, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana recommends the state conduct a more thorough analysis of the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid coverage for uninsured adults under the Affordable Care Act. Key factors have not been considered in previous analyses. Click here for the full report. PAR again recommends […]

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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 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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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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PAR Says Maintain Support and Independence of the Office of Inspector General

CONTACT: Robert Scott President (225) 926-8414 ext. 221 Gov. Bobby Jindal made the right move soon after taking office in 2008 when he strengthened the powers of the Office of Inspector General, gave it greater independence, increased its focuson investigations as opposed to audits and helped provide reliable financial support. Highly qualified leadership took charge to restructure [...]

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Former PAR President Receives National Award

Contact: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414, ext. 221 Former PAR President James C. “Jim” Brandt was honored Tuesday night for his numerous contributions to and longtime service in governmental research. Brandt, who retired as PAR’s president at the end of 2010, was awarded the Frederick P. Gruenberg Award by the Governmental Research Association at […]

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