PAR Offers Heartfelt Condolences
On behalf of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) staff, I extend our sincere condolences to the citizens of Louisiana and neighboring states whose lives are affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Nearly half of PAR’s loyal and dedicated members are from south Louisiana. We share in their grief and shock over this tragedy.
The loss of life, livelihood and property Louisiana now faces is of epic proportions. This disaster requires an unprecedented relief and rebuilding effort that spans the full spectrum of public policies. PAR has refocused our research to provide meaningful policy guidance as the state rebuilds its fiscal stability and economic viability. (See “PAR Develops Post-Katrina Research Agenda.”)