"If you ask taxpayers if they want to back and fund a private organization's pension, I think most of them would prefer not to."-STATE REP. KEVIN PEARSON, chairman, House Retirement CommitteeRelated Stories
A burst bubble
In Louisiana, government workers aren't the only ones collecting a government pension.
So, too, do employees of six teachers unions and a high school athletic association—all of them privately owned and operated.
Pearson pre-files bill to ban 25-I 20/02/03
State Rep.Kevin Pearson has pre-filed House Bill 10, which would ban hallucinogenic substances such as "25-I" in Louisiana.
In November, Pearson announced he would author legislation to prohibit the drugs after three people in New Orleans were hospitalized after taking the drug, 25-I; one of them died. After he drew attention to the issue, Secretary of Health and Hospitals Bruce Greenstein issued an executive order providing a temporary prohibition on the substance, but legislation is required to make the ban permanent.
PEARSON FILES LEGISLATION TO BAN 25-I
State Rep.Kevin Pearson (R-Slidell) yesterday pre-filed House Bill 10, which would ban hallucinogenic substances such as "25-I" in Louisiana.
Voucher lawsuit decisions get mixed reactions 12/5/12
"We strongly disagree with the ruling. We are optimistic this decision will be reversed on appeal.:- State Superintendent of Education John White.
Louisiana voucher case ruling: reactions of the parties 11/30/12
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:
"Today's ruling is wrong headed and a travesty for parents across Louisiana who want nothing more than for their children to have an equal opportunity at receiving a great education.