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In The Spotlight

LBP reviews the 2014 Legislature

The Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its 2014 regular session without tackling many of the state’s critical challenges, according to a new report by the Louisiana Budget Project. While legislators largely avoided the destructive cuts that have become the norm in recent years, they failed to address the state’s structural budget problems or take advantage of opportunities to help low-income families.

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The Daily Dime

The Daily Dime is going on a month-long hiatus, as various members of LBP’s staff take their vacations and the state government news cycle slows to a crawl. We will continue to blog periodically as events warrant, and look forward to resuming this newsletter in August.

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The Daily Dime is a summary of the day's news stories related to the state budget and issues that affect low- and middle-income individuals and families, compiled every business day by Louisiana Budget Project staff.

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Our Two Cents

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller issued the following statement in response to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s report on payday lenders:

“The auditor’s report confirms what the payday industry tried to deny – that these short-term loans are designed to trap workers in long-term cycles of debt. And it shows there are no consequences for lenders that flout state regulations. This should serve as a wake-up call to state policymakers that it’s time to rein in this predatory industry.”

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