Hopes for a Successful Special Session

The special session of the Legislature starts Monday, but if you look back over the last few years, it’s hard to find many of them that were really all that “special.” Is there any reason to think this one will be? Perhaps. Governor John Bel Edwards had said earlier that he would not call a […]

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CABL Report Card on Education

Periodically, CABL updates its “Report Card on Major Education Indicators” and we have a new version out for Winter 2018. It’s something every citizen should look at because it helps frame the argument for why we need to continue to focus and invest in education. To a large degree the report card is simply a […]

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Early Education Matters

More and more it seems that early education is emerging as an issue that’s gaining importance, not only in Louisiana, but across the country. CABL has long supported early childhood education efforts from the creation of the LA-4 pre-school program nearly 20 years ago to the passage of Act 3 in 2012, which helped transform […]

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Thank You for Support of CABL’s Annual Meeting

CABL would like to thank all of it’s supporters and members for attending our Annual Meeting last week and making it another successful event. CABL’s work and success is dependent upon our valuable supporters.  We wish you a happy and safe holiday season! We look forward to a great 2018. (L to R): Barry Erwin, […]

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Breaux, Tauzin, Alexander Highlight CABL Annual Meeting Focusing on “Making Government Work in Today’s Political Climate”

(Baton Rouge, LA) – The Council for A Better Louisiana’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon will feature a roundtable discussion with three former members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation on the topic of “Making Government Work in Today’s Political Climate.”   The luncheon will be held Thursday, December 7 at noon at the L’Auberge Event Center […]

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Big Step in Growing Louisiana’s Tech Economy

It’s likely that until a few days ago, most people in Louisiana had never heard of a company called DXC. But they understand what 2,000 jobs mean and that’s the number of new positions this global digital technology company is pledging to bring to New Orleans over the next five years. By any measure, that’s […]

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New School Letter Grades & a Unique-in-the-Country Look into Our Early Childhood Centers

Six years ago BESE initiated a policy to give parents and citizens a better idea of how their local public schools were performing by doing something that made total sense in the world of education – they gave the schools letter grades. The letter grades replaced a star system of tracking performance which was well-intentioned, […]

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Making Government Work Again

It’s no secret that people have a high disdain for Congress. Real Clear Politics reports that based on the average of polls it tracks, the current approval rating of Congress is about 12-percent. That’s not the lowest it’s been in the last few years, but it’s still scraping pretty close to the bottom. Why is […]

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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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Thoughts and Prayers for Houston

It is ironic that as Louisiana marks the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, another epic disaster is ongoing just across our state line in Houston. At the same time, parts of our own state are again threatened by extensive flooding and the prospects of another extended  period of recovery. The month of August sadly seems […]

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