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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 Oct. 2, 2010. The “Guide” explains the potential impact of the two amendments that the public will consider in the upcoming election. This neutral analysis of […]

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PAR researcher wins national award

A longtime Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) researcher was honored by a national association for his career of service in governmental research. Richard T. “Ty” Keller, PAR’s senior research associate emeritus, was awarded the Frederick P. Gruenberg Award by the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at the organization’s annual conference in New York last month. The […]

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PAR announces leadership change

The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today announced that PAR President Jim Brandt is retiring from the organization at the end of this year following 11 years of dedicated service. “PAR has given me the privilege of working with many talented and dynamic professionals, including staff members, board members and supporters of PAR as well […]

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PAR elects officers and directors for 2010-2011

Donna M. Saurage of Baton Rouge was re-elected chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual conference in Baton Rouge on Friday, April 30. The PAR Board also re-elected R. Hunter Pierson of Pierson Investments in New Orleans as vice chairman. Richard B. Crowell of Crowell & Owens […]

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Census data show Katrina impact on public budgets

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released a national comparison of state and local budgets that highlights the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana’s relative revenue and spending levels. “State and Local Revenue and Spending: How Louisiana Compares Post-Katrina” shows that Louisiana experienced […]

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Focus long-term care funding on in-home services

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released a research brief addressing issues in the state’s proposed budget for long-term care for the elderly and disabled adults. “Working Toward a Client-Centered and Cost-Effective Approach to Medicaid Long-Term Care for the Elderly” raises the red flag about […]

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PAR Holds 2010 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 30

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2010 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 30, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for reservation now. Charlie Cook will be the luncheon keynote speaker. His presentation will focus on the Obama presidency and […]

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PAR releases technology and sunshine fact sheet

Click here to download a copy of the fact sheet. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released a new citizen education fact sheet focused on technology and the state’s sunshine laws. The fact sheet offers a plain-language explanation of how the state’s open meetings and public records laws apply to electronic information and communication […]

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PAR releases Sunshine Week fact sheets

Click here to download a copy of the Open Meetings fact sheet. Click here to download a copy of the Public Records fact sheet. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released two fact sheets about the state’s open meetings and public records laws to help inform citizens of their rights to access information about […]

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PAR identifies best practices for charter schools

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released an in-depth research report identifying best practices among Louisiana charter schools that can be replicated both in traditional public schools and new charter schools. “Charter Schools in Louisiana: What Lessons Do They Have to Offer the Education Community?” […]

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