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2008

PAR Calls Pay Raise Absurd Proposal

The $34,000 proposed pay raise for legislators is absurd. The increase would bring Louisiana legislators’ compensation to $70,000, which is 198 percent of the average pay for part-time legislatures across the nation and 102 percent of the average pay for full-time legislatures – including per diem amounts and expense allowances. The proposal nearing final passage […]

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PAR Says Allow Tuition Increases

A bill to decrease legislative control over setting tuition for higher education institutions would grant college and university officials a reprieve for a few years from the annual struggle to get two-thirds of the Legislature to approve tuition increases. While the proposed policy does not go far enough in expanding flexibility for institutions, it is […]

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PAR Releases Capital Outlay Reform Agenda

Click here for a copy of the research brief. Click here for a copy of the backgrounder. A research brief released today by the Public Affairs Research Council outlines the essential elements of comprehensive capital outlay reform, many of which are missing from the reform bills currently making their way through the Legislature. “Capital Outlay […]

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Recovery Accelerating in Communities Damaged by Hurricanes

Click here to download a copy of the report. The pace of the recovery in communities damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita is accelerating as money and long-term rebuilding plans come together, according to a new study released today by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. […]

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