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2012

Commentary on the 2012 Regular Legislative Session: Part I – Education

Reform of K-12 education was the dominant issue of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session. Elementary, secondary and early childhood education preoccupied lawmakers in the early weeks as the governor and his allies pushed through four major pieces of legislation focused on school choice (House Bill 976/Act 2), teacher tenure (House Bill 974/Act 1), school tuition […]

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PAR Says Maintain Support and Independence of the Office of Inspector General

(PDF Version) Gov. Bobby Jindal made the right move soon after taking office in 2008 when he strengthened the powers of the Office of Inspector General, gave it greater independence, increased its focus on investigations as opposed to audits and helped provide reliable financial support. Highly qualified leadership took charge to restructure the agency and produced […]

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PAR Says Maintain Support and Independence of the Office of Inspector General

CONTACT: Robert Scott President (225) 926-8414 ext. 221 Gov. Bobby Jindal made the right move soon after taking office in 2008 when he strengthened the powers of the Office of Inspector General, gave it greater independence, increased its focuson investigations as opposed to audits and helped provide reliable financial support. Highly qualified leadership took charge to restructure [...]

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Former PAR President Receives National Award

Contact: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414, ext. 221 Former PAR President James C. “Jim” Brandt was honored Tuesday night for his numerous contributions to and longtime service in governmental research. Brandt, who retired as PAR’s president at the end of 2010, was awarded the Frederick P. Gruenberg Award by the Governmental Research Association at […]

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PAR Releases Analysis of Governor’s Proposed Cash-Balance Plan for New State Employees

Contact: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414, ext. 221 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released an analysis of the governor’s proposed cash-balance retirement plan for new hires in state government service. The report provides background on the state retirement systems’ unfunded liabilities and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed new […]

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PAR Holds 2012 Annual Conference and Luncheon on April 27

Contact: Robert Travis Scott President (225) 926-8414, ext. 221 The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) will hold its 2012 Annual Conference and Luncheon on Friday, April 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Andrea Seabrook, congressional correspondent for National Public Radio. She and fellow […]

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