SAVE THE DATE: Giving Tuesday is December 1
Before you throw away this year’s calendar, mark down December 1 as Giving Tuesday!
Giving Tuesday has become a popular day for people to donate to nonprofits after the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Your Giving Tuesday donation to PAR will support our programs of citizen education. PAR strives to help citizens & policymakers understand complex issues such as the state budget, higher education, infrastructure and healthcare. For example, PAR's free Guide to the Constitutional Amendments educated tens of thousands of Louisianans about the four constitutional amendments on the Oct. 24 ballot.
And whether you donate $4, $40, $400 or any amount of your choosing, your donation will enhance many of PAR’s public education services.
PAR Releases Report on Innovation in Louisiana
Innovation in Louisiana: Maximizing Investment in University Research to Promote a Knowledge-Based Economy
Opportunity is knocking for Louisiana. The report makes the case for why innovation matters in Louisiana and focuses on two major elements: the intellectual infrastructure in our universities and the mechanisms for knowledge transfer into the economy. The report examines the state of university research and development in Louisiana and makes recommendations to state leaders, higher education officials and businesses to foster a better environment for innovation.
Click here to view report through interactive webpage.                                                         Click here to download report as a pdf.
PAR Releases Commentary - Louisiana Needs a Champion for Open Government
PAR released a commentary on the public records laws. PAR calls upon the next governor of Louisiana to assert policies and practices for greater transparency in government and to set an example as a champion of accountability and citizen access to public documents and meetings.
In particular, PAR urges the next governor to adopt a more narrow definition and application of the deliberative process privilege and to prevent the privilege from being claimed inappropriately throughout state and local government. A list of this and other PAR recommendations is provided. A special report on the deliberative process privilege is attached after the commentary.
To access the full commentary and special report, simply click here.