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2008

Don’t let Louisiana be locked into unproven reforms, PAR Says

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council today released a research brief outlining concerns with the state’s new health care reform agenda. “Assessing the Louisiana Health First Plan” urges caution as legislators quickly consider whether to support the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) effort to convert the […]

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Recovery Obstacles Continue to Challenge Communities

Click here to download a copy of the report. The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana today released a report that examines some of the recovery misconceptions state and local officials continue to combat more than three years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita washed ashore. The misconceptions detailed in GulfGov Reports: Three Years after Katrina […]

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Amendment elections show surprising results, PAR says

Louisiana voters approved three of the seven constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. The three new amendments will impose term limits for certain board and commission members, require extra notice in advance of a special legislative session and allow temporary successors to be appointed for legislators deployed to active military duty. “This result is […]

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PAR Releases “Guide to the Proposed Constitutional Amendments”

Click here for a copy of the report (with correction on page 3) . The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) today released its “Guide to the Proposed Constitutional Amendments” for the November 4, 2008, ballot. The “Guide” explains the potential impact of the seven amendments that the public will consider in the upcoming […]

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PAR Wins National Awards at the Annual GRA Conference

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) recently won three national awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA). GRA is a national organization of individuals and groups who study and make recommendations on state and local policy issues. The awards to PAR were presented during the annual GRA conference held last week in Boston, […]

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PAR Calls Vetoes a Good First Step

Louisiana voters approved three of the seven constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. The three new amendments will impose term limits for certain board and commission members, require extra notice in advance of a special legislative session and allow temporary successors to be appointed for legislators deployed to active military duty. “This result is […]

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Session Yielded Little Reform, PAR Says

For all the reform talk and promises made by the governor and legislators when they were candidates, the first regular session of this Legislature has closed with little in the way of substantial reform. The improvements that were made were overshadowed by the extravagant legislative pay raise members passed for themselves and the governor’s refusal […]

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