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  • PAR Releases Commentary - Transparency in Coastal Restoration Funding

    PAR released a commentary providing key specific recommendations for transparency in the decision-making process for coastal restoration and protection funding.

    Louisiana is poised to receive and spend billions of dollars for coastal protection and restoration over the next decade and beyond. These funds come from a variety of sources. Louisiana has a duty to demonstrate to its funding authorities as well as its citizens that coastal dollars are being well spent and the program is well run. This can only be done by ensuring there is an open and transparent process.

    To access the full commentary, simply click here.

  • PAR Releases Commentary on Special and Regular Session

    The special session left hard choices but made significant changes and set up Louisiana's opportunity to move forward with reform.

    The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released a commentary setting the stage for the regular legislative session beginning today and highlighting the major actions of the recently finished special session. Despite the continuing fiscal challenges, the state has an opportunity to control costs and create sustainable long-term solutions.

    For the commentary, click here.

  • Order the PAR Guide to the 2016 Legislature Available

    PAR’s Guide to the 2016 Louisiana Legislature is available for order.

    Get in touch with the right people at the right time! PAR's popular Guide contains the information you need about the state's legislators, other elected officials, congressional delegation and agencies. The Guide includes committee assignments, contact information, sources of income and much more.

    Click here for information on ordering the 2016 PAR Guide.

    Thanks to Entergy, Fishman Haygood, Ochsner, Verizon and Cyber Fision for their underwriting support of the PAR Guide.

  • PAR Releases Report on Innovation in Louisiana

    Innovation in Louisiana: Maximizing Investment in University Research to Promote a Knowledge-Based Economy

    Opportunity is knocking for Louisiana. The report makes the case for why innovation matters in Louisiana and focuses on two major elements: the intellectual infrastructure in our universities and the mechanisms for knowledge transfer into the economy. The report examines the state of university research and development in Louisiana and makes recommendations to state leaders, higher education officials and businesses to foster a better environment for innovation.

    Click here to view report through interactive webpage.

    Click here to download report as a pdf.

  • PAR Coastal Project

    PAR new initative on ongoing fiscal oversight on coastal restoration and protection.

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