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2006

PAR’s Special Session Wrap-up

A few important reforms were enacted in the 2006 special legislative session that ended today. While the usual political resistance to change was cause for some embarrassment, the successes realized this session may have been just enough to improve the national perception of Louisiana and set the stage for the state’s recovery. Passage of the […]

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PAR Recommends Levee Board Consolidation

Governance of the fragmented system of levee districts in the southeast region of the state should be consolidated in a single board with the focused mission to coordinate flood control efforts for the entire area. This is a necessary foundation for securing investment in Louisiana’s recovery. A consolidated, regional levee authority would centralize responsibility for […]

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PAR Says Embed Recovery Authority in Law

A top priority of the upcoming special legislative session should be to establish in law the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA). This will remove any doubt about the entity’s authority to plan the spending of the billions in recovery funding that has been granted by Congress so far. Reasonable and appropriate opportunity for legislative review of […]

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PAR Accepts Orders for “Guide to the 2006 Louisiana Legislature”

The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) is now accepting orders for its Guide to the 2006 Louisiana Legislature. The updated Guide is a useful, pocket-sized booklet filled with key information about Louisiana’s legislators, state elected officials and agencies. “Thanks to Entergy’s continued support, PAR is once again offering this user-friendly and practical tool for all who follow state […]

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