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PAR releases Campaign Finance fact sheet

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) has released a citizen fact sheet on campaign finance disclosures and public access to campaign reports. The fact sheet offers a plain-language explanation of the Louisiana laws governing campaign donations and spending with practical tips on how the public can access campaign finance records. PAR also will […]

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Kinsey known for commitment to efficient and effective government

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana recognizes the contributions of civic leader Norman Kinsey. He served as a long-time board member and Chairman of PAR and his guidance and leadership 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 elects officers and directors for 2011-2012

R. Hunter Pierson Jr., President of Pierson Investments in New Orleans, was elected chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Board of Directors at the organization’s recent annual conference in Baton Rouge. The PAR Board also elected Richard B. Crowell of Crowell & Owens in Alexandria as vice chairman. Jacob Giardina of HONIRON […]

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PAR Holds 2011 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 29

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2011 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 29, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for reservation now. The keynote speaker James Carville will focus on current and future politics. James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville […]

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PAR Promotes Sunshine Week Fact Sheets

The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) promotes fact sheets about technology and access to public records, and open meetings. The fact sheets offer a plain-language explanation of the state’s sunshine laws with practical tips on how the public can request public records and participate in public meetings. PAR also makes available a fact sheet about […]

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PAR Releases Progress Report on Redistricting

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana released a report today proposing ways to increase transparency and citizen confidence in the process of redistricting the state’s political maps. “Louisiana Redistricting: A 2011 Progress Report” makes key recommendations for the work now being undertaken by the Legislature to redraw the boundaries for Louisiana’s seats in Congress, […]

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PAR Accepts Orders for Guide to the 2011 Louisiana Legislature

Click here for the Order Form The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) is now accepting orders for its Guide to the 2011 Louisiana Legislature. The updated Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana’s legislators, state elected officials and agencies. “PAR is pleased to continue to offer this valuable and practical [...]

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PAR names Alison Neustrom as new research director

Policy analyst and former government administrator Alison Neustrom, Ph.D., has been named Research Director of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. She will begin work at PAR on Dec. 1. Neustrom joins PAR after serving as the Vice-President for Public Policy at the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations where she was responsible for monitoring […]

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PAR names Robert Travis Scott as new president

Veteran news reporter Robert Travis Scott has been named president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR), replacing Jim Brandt who recently announced his retirement. Scott will begin his work at PAR on Dec. 1, 2010. Scott has served the citizens of the state for the past 14 years by providing breaking news […]

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PAR Releases “Guide to the Constitutional Amendments”

Click here to download a copy of the “Guide.” The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) today released its “Guide to the Constitutional Amendments” for the ballot on Nov. 2, 2010. The “Guide” explains the potential impact of the 10 amendments that the public will consider in the November election. This neutral analysis of […]

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