Passage of Amendments #1 and #2 Will Move Louisiana Forward

For years CABL has been involved in state tax policy issues with the goal of making Louisiana more competitive with other states. Over the last couple of decades, we have had both successes and setbacks. But tomorrow we have a chance to approve two constitutional changes that will clearly help move Louisiana forward. Amendment #1 […]

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Updating Louisiana’s Social Studies Standards

There is a lot of discussion occurring across the country about civics education and social studies. In Louisiana it comes at a time when our social studies standards are being reviewed and updated. What we teach about the history of our country and its strengths and flaws can be a sensitive subject. The good news […]

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As Early Voting Begins, Voters Should Learn More About Two Major Constitutional Amendments

Early voting starts Saturday. For many people in Louisiana, there are not a lot of high-profile items on the ballot this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some important issues for voters to decide. Four constitutional amendments have been placed before voters and two of them deal with some major policy changes. You might […]

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Broad Consensus in Support of Constitutional Amendments 1 & 2

Two constitutional amendments on the November ballot represent a rare opportunity to streamline, simplify, and improve Louisiana’s tax structure. They are the product of months of hard work and the kind of compromise and give-and-take that represent government working the way people expect it to. Now, as the election approaches, there are isolated voices raising […]

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CABL Receives LPB President’s Award

Back in 1995, CABL was working on an election issues project called The People’s Agenda. It was a citizen-based effort to raise awareness of important issues in the races for governor and the Legislature. As part of that we did our first statewide, televised gubernatorial debates with Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Little did we know then […]

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CABL Supports Constitutional Amendments

In 2021, the Louisiana Legislature passed nine new constitutional amendments. The good news for voters is that only four of them are on the ballot for this year, though they all deal with issues of substance. Two amendments are part of major tax reforms that policy groups and task forces have been discussing for years. […]

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New CABL Study Shows Benefits for High School Students Associated with LA 4 Pre-K Program

Although decades of research has shown that high-quality preschool education could have a significant impact on school readiness and student achievement in the early years, less was known about the possible benefits through high school. A new CABL study provides the first-ever set of findings that a statewide public Pre-K program can help promote long-term […]

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State Releases Plans to Help Students Recover Academically from the Pandemic

This week the Louisiana Department of Education released its plans for how the state’s school districts should spend the nearly $4 billion in federal relief money coming into the state as a result of the pandemic. About 90% of those revenues will be going to local school districts which were given broad latitude by the […]

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Major Takeaways from 2021 Test Scores

The biggest question that surrounded the recently completed school year was not a pleasant one to consider – how much would student scores decline because of the pandemic? State tests were not administered in 2020, so the scores in 2021 would be compared to 2019. Given all the classroom disruptions over the last year it […]

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RESET Louisiana Legislative Report Card

In 2019, CABL partnered with the Public Affairs Research Council and the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, on a unique initiative called RESET Louisiana. It was election year, and the goal was to focus the attention of candidates on four issue areas key to the state’s future: state fiscal policies, transportation infrastructure, education, and […]

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