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Barry Weinstein
Rabbi

Rabbi Barry L. Weinstein has long been immersed in volunteer campaigns, interfaith involvement, and charitable fund-raising. Weinstein was one of the founding members of the "LA Ethics 1" coalition, an alliance of leading organizations around Louisiana committed to transforming the state into a national model for governmental ethics laws and enforcement. Weinstein offered testimony in both the Louisiana House and Senate in support of ethics reform in the Spring of 2007. Weinstein resides in Baton Rouge with his wife of forty-three years, Linda Rae Coen Weinstein, where he is currently on retirement sabbatical from B'Nai Israel.

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08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

 

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07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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