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2007

PAR Says Health Care and Airports Need Sunshine, Too

Two legislative proposals gaining rapid momentum this session could have devastating effects on Louisiana’s public records law. While House Bills 964 and 841 focus on entirely different topics, both have the effect of undermining transparency in government. In 2002, Louisiana ranked among the top five states in granting citizens access to public records, according to […]

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Strategy and Flexibility Needed in Teacher Pay Raises, PAR Says

Click here for a copy of the report. Rather than grant the proposed across-the-board pay raise for teachers and school employees, the state should distribute the same statewide total amount to the districts in the proportion that they receive state MFP funding, according to a report released today by the Public Affairs Research Council of […]

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GulfGov Reports Releases New Recovery Study

For the complete text of the report, click on: http://www.rockinst.org/gulfgov/ or http://www.la-par.org GulfGov Reports: A Year and a Half after Katrina and Rita, an Uneven Recovery The study focused on the role of local governments in the recovery efforts and what factors have helped or hindered the process. In addition, researchers examined the status of the local […]

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GulfGov Reports Education Research Tracks School Recovery

GulfGov Reports: Education An Examination of the Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Public School Districts in 15 Communities The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government today announce the release of a special GulfGov Report that examines the public school districts in several communities across […]

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PAR Holds 2007 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 27

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2007 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 27, at the Holiday Inn-Select in Baton Rouge. John M. Barry , a prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. The title of his presentation is “The Past as Prologue? Floods, […]

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Research Analyst Position Available

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana is hiring a research analyst to propose and conduct public policy research on issues concerning public elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in Louisiana. Responsibilities include data collection and analysis, project development, report writing and editing and participation on boards and commissions. The position requires a graduate degree in […]

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PAR Announces Ethics Reform Agenda for 2007

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) released its Ethics Reform Agenda for 2007 at the Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Ethics on March 17. This list of 12 recommendations is intended to educate the public and to guide policymakers as they consider ways to strengthen the state’s ethics and campaign […]

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PAR Announces Ethics Reform Agenda for 2007

“Governmental Ethics Laws in Louisiana: Public Trust or Private Gain?,” September 1995 (a collaborative report by the Bureau of Governmental Research and PAR) “White Paper on Governmental Ethics and Constitutional Revision,” September 2003

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