It was good news to hear that for the fourth year in a row the number of students earning a college-going score of 18 on the ACT test has increased. At the same time the state’s average ACT also rose to 19.5 – the highest it’s been since the state started requiring all high school […]
Legislature convenes on budget and taxes
A Time for Vision
CABL Letter to Members of the Louisiana House
CABL Recommendations on Constitutional Amendments
Louisiana Misses Another Opportunity for Comprehensive Fiscal Reform
A Legislative Meltdown Over What?
CABL Invites 5 Candidates to U.S. Senate Debate to be Broadcast Statewide on LPB
Helping Educators and Families Recover from the Floods
Flood Recovery Information
Where Does Louisiana Stand Now that Legislative Sessions Finally Over?
Time to Move On with Academic Standards
It has been a couple of tumultuous weeks in Louisiana with our state once again thrown into the national spotlight that seems to visit us on an all-to-regular basis – usually for things that are not good. Of course, it was provoked by two incidents the drew the country’s attention: the controversy over a police […]
Every time a new task force is created to look at one of the chronic issues Louisiana faces you can almost hear the groans. Here we go again. Yet another task force. Haven’t we studied that issue to death? When it comes to transportation and infrastructure, the answer is certainly “yes,” but this time there […]
The headline in the Times-Picayune back in February said it all about the TOPS scholarship program: “How One Man’s Pet Project became a Louisiana Sacred Cow.” Indeed, over the years, even as costs soared and state budgets were cut, the TOPS program remained protected. Health services were cut and even higher education itself got hammered, […]