Our work from around Louisiana

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Legislative Scorecard

by Editorial Staff | August 2023
Our updated legislative scorecard is the only thing of its kind in the entire state of Louisiana. It’s specifically designed so legislators will not be able to hack a higher score by selectively coordinated final votes. This is the truest gauge for how your legislator is doing in Baton Rouge…

Join the Effort!

We can’t make a New Louisiana without your help. Here’s how to join the effort.

Membership Options Tax Deductible Gifts

How do you social?

Stay connected with us on social media. Here are the most popular platforms.

Facebook X - Twitter Telegram Reddit Instagram

American Library Association
Holly Eberle

American Library Association

The whole area is being controlled by a political group called Citizens for a New Louisiana.

Renee Allen

KLFY TV 10

The complaint [filed by Citizens for a New Louisiana] underscores what the chief reportedly did and/or has failed to do.

National Public Radio
Tovia Smith

National Public Radio

Lunsford spent years raising the heat leading a stealthy but steady campaign that replaced members of the library board who, from his perspective, were not quite on board.

Sandra Gee

Sandra Gee

This is the most stellar example of investigative journalism that I have had the privilege to read in a very long time.

USA Today
Alia Wong

USA Today

Michael Lunsford runs Citizens for a New Louisiana, a government watchdog nonprofit, ... who has called out Jones and other library leaders.

Valarie Hodges
State Legislator / 5 August 2023

Valarie Hodges

[Citizens for a New Louisiana] works very, very hard to let the public know what’s going on. Without them and what they do nobody knows anything except what the elite leftists media wants them to know. Thank GOD for their answering the call to be our voice to the state.

Insider (Great Britain)
Mia Jankowicz

Insider (Great Britain)

Lunsford and CNL have had an outsize influence on Louisiana libraries.

Newsletter Signup

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Parental Rights and the Bond Commission?

Parental Rights and the Bond Commission?

Did you know that the Louisiana Bond Commission is like a parent to the state’s growing number of political subdivisions? We’re examining a bill that could allow those children (local governments) to bypass their parents (the state) when making long-term financial commitments.

read more
Survey Says….

Survey Says….

The survey results are in! Officers in the Lafayette Police Department were asked what they thought of about 102 different things. Here’s the survey and our analysis of the results.

read more
Transparency: It’s Sunshine Week!

Transparency: It’s Sunshine Week!

Sunshine Week is all about promoting government transparency and freedom of information. This year we’re looking at a few transparency (or lack thereof) bills coming up in regular session. Check

read more
Accomplishments: 2024 2nd Extraordinary Session

Accomplishments: 2024 2nd Extraordinary Session

It’s a wrap! Have a look at the accomplishments of Louisiana’s 2nd extraordinary session, addressing crime rates and improving transparency in our criminal justice system.

read more

Current Issues

What we’re working on

Searchable Documents

LPSS & LCG Financial Documents

Get Involved

How you can help

Pin It on Pinterest