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Pelican Institute reminds voters of their role in advancing tort reform for Louisiana

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By Carrie Bradon | Jul 22, 2019


As Louisianans continue to suffer from some of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, policy and reform groups are advocating for electing leaders committed to reform.

In a brief statement published in The Advocate, a retired Baton Rouge office worker calls upon Louisianans to not vote for anyone who will not support tort reform.

“At 83 years old, what do I know? But here’s a suggestion. Don’t vote for any candidate who won’t commit to tort reform,” Cynthia Litz wrote.

The Pelican Institute for Public Policy is encouraging Louisianans to educate themselves and support the candidates who are going to take a stand for the average citizen.

“This fall's upcoming elections present an opportunity for Louisianans. A new group of lawmakers will arrive in Baton Rouge in 2020, and these fresh faces will be tasked with deciding the policy future of the state,” Renee Amar, the Pelican Institute's vice president of governmental affairs, told Louisiana Record. ”This makes supporting candidates who embrace bold reforms for a better Louisiana all the more critical.”

Amar said candidates should be asked where they stand on legal and regulatory reform, tax and budget reform, education reform and other key policy areas.

If voters are willing to ask these questions, Amar is confident the best candidates will emerge.

“We must ask these tough questions, because the business-as-usual approach already has enough defenders. It's time we support defenders of jobs and opportunity,” Amar said.

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