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  • PAR creates Louisiana tax code advisory group

    November 13, 2012 4:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A nonpartisan government watchdog organization has assembled an advisory panel to look at potential tax code changes for Louisiana residents and businesses. The Public Affairs Research Council's study work comes as the Jindal administration pushes a revamp of the state's tax structure in the next... more »
  • PAR Recommneds Transparency and Citizen Confidence In Redistricting

    February 16, 2011 1:01 PM

    The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana released a report today proposing ways to increase transparency and citizen confidence in the process of redistricting the state's political maps. "Louisiana Redistricting: A 2011 Progress Report" makes key recommendations for the work now being undertaken by the Legislature to redraw the boundaries... more »
  • West Monroe police: Street guns up to par

    October 11, 2010 9:57 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Police officers in northeastern Louisiana are discovering weapons they are confiscating when making arrests are just as good as their own. West Monroe Maj. James Keys says that he's noticed officers coming in with apprehended AK-47s. Keys said police have arrested suspects with older model Colt... more »
  • Robert Travis Scott appointed PAR head

    October 5, 2010 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Robert Travis Scott has been named president of the Public Affairs Research Council, an independent, nonprofit research and public policy organization in Louisiana. Scott is currently chief of The Times-Picayune's Baton Rouge bureau. He replaces Jim Brandt, who announced in July that he will retire... more »

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