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(Featuring yours truly as well as native Alexandrian and CenLamar contributor, Daniel T. Smith).


AUGUST 4, 2009:  Today the first edition of the Louisiana Progress Journal was released by the Louisiana Progress Initiative(LPI). The public policy publication includes five articles that share original thoughts, proposals, and analysis on current policy debates and challenges in Louisiana. The journal is the result of a volunteer effort by a group of Louisiana-based thinkers, writers, and practitioners with the goal of injecting fresh ideas into the public debate through carefully-reasoned reports, articles, and essays.

“The Louisiana Progress Initiative is a volunteer effort that we hope will gain steam with this and future reports and eventually lead to a new progressive policy organization here in our state,” said journal editors Greg Granger, PhD, and Matt Bailey, JD. “We believe that progress can best be achieved through innovation – new ideas that break from the status quo, challenge our long-held beliefs, and lead to effective solutions to the obstacles we face.”

The journal is free and the public is invited to share and distribute copies of it freely.

LPI is a new, statewide endeavor which seeks to advance progressive policies in Louisiana through careful research and analysis.  The organization’s mission is to foster a robust marketplace of progressive ideas through the dissemination of periodic reports directly to policymakers, community organizations, and concerned citizens.  LPI is non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-led, and not affiliated with any other group.

To submit a piece, e-mail

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