Governor John Bel Edwards has unveiled his fiscal proposals for the upcoming legislative session and they are sure to get a lot of scrutiny. Clearly, there are some positive elements coupled with others that are raising cautionary flags. That is no doubt to be expected with any tax proposal. More research and understanding of key […]
What the State’s New Letter Grades Mean
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
Leading into this year’s legislative session there’s just one simple message that lawmakers really need to hear. Fix it now. For most of the last decade we have moved from budget crisis to budget crisis. Look at what’s happened: Higher education has been severely cut, tuition has skyrocketed, and TOPS is no longer fully funded. […]
It’s happened relatively quietly, but over the last six months a group of 39 Louisiana educators and other experts have been working to upgrade our state’s academic standards in science. This week those standards won final approval from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and that’s great news for all of our students. To […]
The opening line in 24/7 Wall Street’s description of Louisiana’s business climate could hardly be more damning: “No state is worse for business than Louisiana.” That unfortunately coincides with another new ranking list, this one from U.S. News & World Report, that landed Louisiana at number 50 in its index of the best states. At […]