A Master Plan for Post-Secondary Education to Move Louisiana Forward

Last week the Board of Regents released its new Master Plan for Higher Education. It’s a bold plan with the type of goal for higher education that’s long overdue – to raise the education attainment level of citizens in our state so that 60-percent of working-age adults hold a college degree or high-value credential by […]

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CABL Releases Gubernatorial Survey Responses on Major Issues

The Council for A Better Louisiana has released the responses of gubernatorial candidates to a comprehensive survey on major issues in the 2019 governor’s race. The survey questions were sent to all candidates for governor and CABL received responses from Gov. John Bel Edwards and Congressman Ralph Abraham. They can be found on the CABL […]

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Governor Blanco and Her Legacy in Education

On Sunday, former Governor Kathleen Blanco lost a long battle with cancer. Sadly, her passing was not unexpected. In December, while being honored for her service to Louisiana at CABL’s annual meeting, she told the crowd that there was no escape from the disease and that “the monster is not far down the road.” With […]

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What Can You Do to Help RESET Louisiana?

“Government watchdogs look to refocus Louisiana’s campaign conversation with RESET proposals.” (The Advocate) “Reform groups prepare to RESET Louisiana’s long-term priorities.” (Gambit) “Tired of being 50th? RESET Louisiana sets path out of cellar.” (USA Today Network) In many ways, the headlines say it all. RESET Louisiana is a nonpartisan election initiative of CABL, the Public […]

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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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