Robert Travis Scott

Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott on a contentious regular session that could set the stage for volatile debate about the fiscal cliff. Historian William Hitchcock on “The Age of Eisenhower.” Hitchcock profiles the 34th American President who had great affinity for Louisiana. Writer Zachary Lazar, professor at Tulane, on his latest novel, “Vengeance,” which has Angola as the backdrop to his story about a prisoner serving a life sentence for murder.

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Legislators are moving on from a failed special session to focus on the regular session that starts Monday.

Robert Travis Scott is President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a non-partisan public policy group. Despite the collapse of the special session, Scott says there's still progress to be made over the next few months. 

Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott on the second week of the special legislative session to address the looming fiscal cliff on July 1st. 

  Grammy Award winning musician Chris Thomas King of Baton Rouge. King will discuss his life as the son of legendary bluesman Tabby Thomas and his new release as he approaches his 55th birthday this month.          Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council, on the Oct. 14 election with voters statewide casting ballots in the treasurer’s race and the fate of three constitutional amendments to be decided.        

A Constitutional Solution to the Fiscal Cliff?

Oct 2, 2017
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With the current trio of constitutional amendments on the ballot, voters are being asked to prohibit some taxes and lock away the proceeds of others. But doesn’t that contradict what we’ve been hearing from many state lawmakers?


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Today we continue the conversation with Public Affairs Research Council president Robert Travis Scott, looking into the proposed constitutional amendments on the October 14th ballot.

Amendment 3 sets up a new dedicated fund for transportation construction.


There’s a trio of proposed constitutional amendments on the October 14th ballot, and PAR’s Guide to the Amendments is out now.

“We don’t tell you how to vote. We give you all the facts and let you make up your own mind,” says Public Affairs Research Council executive director Robert Travis Scott.


Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council, on the fiscal cliff that awaits Gov. Edwards and the Legislature as Louisiana faces a projected $1.5 billion deficit on July 2018. 

Doug Schoen, who was the primary pollster for President Clinton, will discuss the friction in American politics from the perspective of a conservative Democrat. 

Carol Friedland, the LSU Bert Turner Department of Construction Management Associate Professor, talks about information vital for homeowners living in flood prone areas. 

Robert Travis Scott
Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to unveil his tax plan today. Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott will help us analyze the tax plan and assess its impact on Louisiana businesses.

Also joining us for this segment, we have State Rep. Steve Carter (R-Baton Rouge), who will discuss his push for a 17-cent gasoline tax to help restore state roads and bridges.


Hollywood South: The Fall

Oct 27, 2016
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How did Louisiana’s movie industry grow so big, and then fall off the map? 

“The problem with the Louisiana program has always been a case of Hollywood accounting meets Louisiana largesse,” says Robert Travis Scott.


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