Don’t Forget to Vote on Saturday & Here are Some Resources

It’s finally here. Election Day in Louisiana is just days away. For more than 376,000 voters that’s not really an issue. They represent the more than 12-percent of citizens who voted early. But for the other 2.5 million or so, this is an important election with a lot of items on the ballot. While we […]

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CABL Publishes Election Guide to Louisiana Education Policies

“Louisiana is making progress in education. Public school students are improving their academic achievement and today they have more school and course choices than ever before. More young people are prepared for opportunities after high school, and public schools are making better connections to the demands of our growing economy. This is good news, and […]

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CABL Positions on Constitutional Amendments

This year there are only four constitutional amendments on the fall ballot, a thankfully small number considering what we have seen in years past. Each of them represents examples of why Louisiana’s constitution has become bloated with too much detail, and repeatedly requires amendments to deal with the often mundane issues that tend to arise. […]

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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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Save the Date

CABL’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. The Keynote Speaker is Reed Hastings, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Netflix. Most people don’t know that Mr. Hastings also considers himself a disruptor in education and advocate of education reform. In 2016, he […]

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How You Can Help RESET Louisiana

Nothing changes when we wait. With the will and the way, we can RESET Louisiana’s future. It’s only two sentences, but in many ways it’s the perfect summary of the RESET Louisiana initiative spearheaded by the Committee of 100, CABL, and PAR. It’s a nonpartisan effort to do what politicians don’t often want to do […]

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Time to RESET Louisiana’s Future

As summer winds down and we approach another school year, we’re also moving into election season. Not only is there a major governor’s race, but all statewide officials are up for election, as well as the Legislature. This year more than ever, term limits are really kicking in with more than a third of legislators […]

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