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2010

Don’t raid the funds, PAR says

The state’s operating budget is out of balance for this year, severe cutbacks to essential services are proposed for next year and further major cuts are projected for the following year. As state budget officials seek ways to balance the budget without either raising taxes or severely cutting back on services provided to citizens, particularly […]

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Don’t raid the funds, PAR says

The state’s operating budget is out of balance for this year, severe cutbacks to essential services are proposed for next year and further major cuts are projected for the following year. As state budget officials seek ways to balance the budget without either raising taxes or severely cutting back on services provided to citizens, particularly […]

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Focus long-term care funding on in-home services

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released a research brief addressing issues in the state’s proposed budget for long-term care for the elderly and disabled adults. “Working Toward a Client-Centered and Cost-Effective Approach to Medicaid Long-Term Care for the Elderly” raises the red flag about […]

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PAR Holds 2010 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 30

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2010 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 30, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for reservation now. Charlie Cook will be the luncheon keynote speaker. His presentation will focus on the Obama presidency and […]

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PAR releases technology and sunshine fact sheet

Click here to download a copy of the fact sheet. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released a new citizen education fact sheet focused on technology and the state’s sunshine laws. The fact sheet offers a plain-language explanation of how the state’s open meetings and public records laws apply to electronic information and communication […]

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PAR releases Sunshine Week fact sheets

Click here to download a copy of the Open Meetings fact sheet. Click here to download a copy of the Public Records fact sheet. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released two fact sheets about the state’s open meetings and public records laws to help inform citizens of their rights to access information about […]

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PAR identifies best practices for charter schools

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released an in-depth research report identifying best practices among Louisiana charter schools that can be replicated both in traditional public schools and new charter schools. “Charter Schools in Louisiana: What Lessons Do They Have to Offer the Education Community?” […]

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