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Predatory payday lending drains more than $240 million each year from Louisiana workers by saddling vulnerable borrowers with high-interest loans that they often cannot afford. But instead of working to address this problem, the Legislature is considering a bill that would make it worse.Read more...

Louisiana workers are long overdue for a pay raise. Although the state's unemployment rate is at its lowest rate in a decade, far too many workers are not earning enough to make ends meet.

Statement from Louisiana Budget Project director Jan Moller on the Executive Budget:

“The executive budget presented today is completely unacceptable, and should be enough to convince every legislator that tax reform cannot wait. If it wasn’t already obvious, it should now be clear to everyone that the fiscal cliff is real, and that cutting our way out of this mess is not a viable option.… Read more...

Congress leaves town for holidays without fulfilling promises to Louisiana children and families

BATON ROUGE – Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement regarding the continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate:

Members of Congress are leaving for their holiday vacations without finishing critical business that affects the lives of children and families across Louisiana.Read more...

LBP statement on tax bill passage

Posted on December 20, 2017

 

GOP Tax Plan Will Harm Louisiana Families—Will Louisiana Elected Officials Make It Worse By Supporting Cuts in Critical Programs in 2018?

BATON ROUGE – Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement after the final passage of the GOP tax bill:

“By passing this damaging tax bill, Republicans have put the interests of powerful corporations and wealthy households above working families in Louisiana.Read more...

Senate right to cancel vote on Cassidy-Graham

Posted on September 26, 2017

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement about the U.S. Senate’s decision to cancel a vote on Sen. Bill Cassidy’s health care proposal:

“This is excellent news for the nearly two million Louisianans who rely on Medicaid or the individual marketplace to purchase their insurance.

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NEW REPORT: State of Working Louisiana

Posted on September 7, 2017
Every Louisiana worker deserves access to a steady job, with good benefits, that pays enough to afford basic necessities. But that is not the reality for many families in our state.

Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA –  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill being pushed by Sen. Bill Cassidy would cut Louisiana’s federal funding for health coverage by $2.3 billion in 2026, according to a new report by the Washington DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  Read more...

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