A Time for Vision

In the late 1990s Governor Mike Foster’s administration came up with what was essentially a strategic plan for the state called Vision 2020. It focused on three areas: the economy, education, and quality of life, and it started, as you would expect from the name, with a vision for the state. With elections this year […]

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A New Call to Invest in Early Education

The state’s Early Childhood Care and Education Commission is coming out with recommendations urging Louisiana to invest more in early education for children from birth to age three. The total cost of what’s needed to make quality child care available to all of the state’s economically disadvantaged children is huge, but that doesn’t mean we […]

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CABL Letter to Members of the Louisiana House

On behalf of CABL we would like to thank you for your service to our state. We know that these have been difficult times over the last several years as you have tried to enact budget and fiscal policies to move Louisiana in a positive direction. We appreciate your efforts. Unfortunately, it appears we will […]

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Elections & Voting, CABL, Louisiana Elections


CABL Recommendations on Constitutional Amendments

This year there are three constitutional amendments on the October 14 ballot. CABL has researched and analyzed the amendments and offers our recommendations to voters. Don’t forget, early voting runs from September 30 – October 7. Amendment # 1 Property Tax Exemption for Construction Materials This amendment provides an exemption from local property taxes for […]

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Louisiana Misses Another Opportunity for Comprehensive Fiscal Reform

With the 2017 legislative session and all its turmoil behind us, it is fair, yet unfortunate, to say Louisiana missed an opportunity to turn an important corner and move our state forward. For close to a decade Louisiana has been battling a structural budget deficit which has led to three credit downgrades, deep reductions in […]

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A Legislative Meltdown Over What?

There was basically only one thing lawmakers really had to do during the 2017 legislative session. They had to pass the budgets that fund the state’s operations and construction projects. There were also some things they really needed to do, such as avoid the coming fiscal cliff, fix our broken tax structure, and begin to […]

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CABL Invites 5 Candidates to U.S. Senate Debate to be Broadcast Statewide on LPB

The Council for A Better Louisiana has invited five candidates to participate in the upcoming U.S. Senate debate sponsored by CABL and broadcast statewide by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

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Helping Educators and Families Recover from the Floods

The recent floods in south Louisiana have been devastating to tens of thousands of people. Among those hit hard are many thousands of educators and parents of school-age kids.

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Flood Recovery Information

During this time of crisis in Louisiana, CABL would like to share the following flood recovery documents.

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Where Does Louisiana Stand Now that Legislative Sessions Finally Over?

Louisiana Lawmakers opened their marathon series of legislative sessions on Valentine’s Day. Now, approaching the Fourth of July, they have finally gone home.

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