What comes next for fantasy sports?
Posted on 11/7/2018 4:48:00 AM.

Fantasy sports fans are asking what’s next after 47 parishes have legalized online fantasy sports betting, and the only answer we do have is: you’ll have to wait until next year to find out. Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott says it's up to the legislature to fill in the details for parishes that voted yes.
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Voters set for historic unanimous jury decision
Posted on 10/24/2018 5:45:00 AM.

Amendment number two on the November ballot is getting nationwide attention, with over two million dollars pumped into the state to convince voters to support requiring unanimous jury decisions in felony trials. President of the Public Affairs Research Council, Robert Travis Scott, says the amendment will have huge legal ramifications if approved.
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Parishes set to vote on legalizing fantasy sports through third-party websites
Posted on 10/23/2018 2:55:00 AM.

Voters in all 64 Parishes will have a chance to vote on whether or not folks in their neck of the woods will be allowed to play fantasy sports for money. Currently, Louisianans are barred from websites like DraftKings and FanDuel, which Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana President Robert Travis Scott says are currently classified as gambling.
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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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Six constitutional amendments will be on the November ballot
Posted on 6/30/2016 4:41:00 AM.

The second special session ended a week ago today, and lawmakers proposed several constitutional amendments to be decided by voters in November. President of the Public Affairs Research Council, Robert Travis Scott, says there will be six changes on the ballot in the fall. He says one of them would change the state’s corporate income taxes.
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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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