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2010

Reform the health care reform process, PAR says

The passage of national health care reform legislation in March has triggered a major state-level planning effort as Louisiana officials prepare to boost Medicaid enrollment according to the federally mandated timeline and parameters. Initial estimates show that the state’s Medicaid program could extend coverage to an additional 385,000 people at a total cost of $4.2 […]

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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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State and Local Revenue and Spending: How Louisiana Compares Post-Katrina

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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PAR wraps up the 2010 legislative session

The oil spill and the revenue shortfall dominated discussions during the 2010 legislative session. Yet, those discussions yielded little more than hand wringing and vented frustration. Louisiana remains on a collision course with economic hazards on both fronts. The session did bring a few hard-won reforms to the state’s education systems, both at the K-12 […]

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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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