Reform for Louisiana’s Future
While Louisiana has an abundance of natural resources and homegrown talent, we remain stubbornly at the bottom of most quality-of-life rankings. Our financial challenges are unresolved despite numerous attempts to remedy problems. And after seven special sessions in two years, it has become clear that our state is structurally grounded and cannot move forward without fundamental changes.
With this in mind, Greater New Orleans, Inc. has developed Reform for Louisiana’s Future. The platform includes 10 interrelated planks and identifies answers to some of the most challenging issues facing our state. These solutions are the product of several years of discussions with stakeholders, interviews with key leadership from varied political backgrounds and extensive research of national best practices.
But it is not enough to have the right ideas – It requires the right people. With one third of the Louisiana Legislature turning over in 2019, Louisiana will have a special opportunity to elect leadership with the wherewithal, mandate and support for change. None of these reforms will be easy. But they are critical to creating a Louisiana where our kids and grandkids can stay and prosper. And so, they are worth it.
We encourage you to share these ideas with others who have a genuine commitment to solutions and the long-term future of Louisiana.