Sales tax proposal fails in the House by seven votes, but proposal not dead
Posted on 5/25/2018 8:38:00 PM.

A temporary sales tax bill went down in defeat on the House floor, as it fell seven votes short of passage. Governor John Bel Edwards in a statement expressed disappointment, but encouraged by the large number of Republicans and Democrats, who voted for the proposal to give state government an additional 360-million dollars next fiscal year.
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3 constitutional amendments on Saturday's ballot are now law
Posted on 10/16/2017 11:38:00 AM.

The three constitutional amendments on Saturday’s ballot passed and are now law. President of the Public Affairs Research Council Robert Travis Scott says the first amendment which establishes a property tax exemption for construction work in progress will make things more certain for tax assessors.
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Three constitutional amendments on the Oct.14th ballot
Posted on 9/29/2017 4:01:00 AM.

Voters should be aware of three constitutional amendments on the October 14th ballot. Amendment number one establishes a property tax exemption for construction work in progress. President of the Public Affairs Research Council, Robert Travis Scott, says if it passes, that law would be relatively straightforward.
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Voters to decide on who controls tuition increases
Posted on 11/8/2016 3:56:00 AM.

There are six constitutional amendments on today’s ballot and one of them will have an impact on how much it will cost to attend college. It’s amendment 2. President of the Public Affairs Research Council Robert Travis Scott says it would give the four higher education boards the ability to raise tuition, without receiving legislative approval.
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PAR: Three constitutional amendments to impact state policy
Posted on 10/17/2016 5:50:00 AM.

Voters will have a lot to consider on November 8th. In addition to the federal elections and local races, six constitutional amendments are on the ballot. The Public Affairs Research Council published a guide that explains the proposals to voters. PAR president Robert Travis Scott says three of the amendments will have a big impact on state policy, and one will affect college tuition.
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PAR provides recommendations on how to control state spending
Posted on 2/9/2016 4:15:00 AM.
With Louisiana facing historic budget shortfalls, a good government group, the Public Affairs Research Council, recommends ways the state can control its spending. PAR President Robert Travis Scott says one of their suggestions is for Governor John Bel Edwards to come up with a plan to make sure retirement costs and health care plans for employees do not escalate.
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CABL: Common Core debate likely to be settled in court
Posted on 7/20/2014 6:03:00 PM.
We're another day closer to the start of the school year and because of the dispute over Common Core a standardized test is not in place for the upcoming school year. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says a lawsuit needs to be filed, so the judicial system can determine who has constitutional authority over education policy. 
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