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PAR Releases Analysis of Governor’s Proposed Cash-Balance Plan for New State Employees

Contact: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414, ext. 221 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released an analysis of the governor’s proposed cash-balance retirement plan for new hires in state government service. The report provides background on the state retirement systems’ unfunded liabilities and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed new […]

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PAR Holds 2012 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 27

Contact: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414, ext. 221 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2012 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Andrea Seabrook, congressional correspondent for National Public Radio. She and fellow […]

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PAR Releases Ethics Report – Toward Stronger Ethics

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana released a new report today, Toward Stronger Ethics: The Next Steps Forward for Louisiana’s Ethics and Campaign Finance Laws. The report makes 14 recommendations to encourage better compliance with the laws and to strengthen enforcement. The recommendations serve three main objectives: to clarify the law and establish a […]

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2012 PAR Guide including iPhone App now Available

CONTACT: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414 ext 221 The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) has just released its Guide to the 2012 Louisiana Legislature. The PAR Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana's elected officials and state agencies. The Guide includes biographical information, committee assignments, photographs and contact information [...]

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PAR Accepts Orders for Guide to the 2012 Louisiana Legislature

January 18, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414 ext 221 Click here for the order form The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) is now accepting orders for its PAR Guide-2012 Louisiana Legislature. The updated Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana’s legislators, state elected [...]

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PAR recognizes the passing of former PAR President Art Thiel

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana is saddened to announce the passing of former PAR President Art Thiel. Mr. Thiel, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 7, at his home in Wilkesboro, N.C. As one of only eight people who have served as PAR president over the organization’s 62-year history, Mr. Thiel was well-regarded for his […]

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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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