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Most workers encounter a period in their life when they need time off from work to take care of their own health or that of a loved one, whether it be a newborn baby or a sick family member. Unfortunately, the vast majority of workers in Louisiana cannot take time off from work to provide that care while still getting paid.
Louisiana’s 2018 legislative year began with one overriding objective: to solve a looming“fiscal cliff” caused by $1.4 billion in temporary tax revenue that was expiring on July 1.
In Louisiana, nearly 900,000 people need help each month to afford food.
After a decade of reductions, higher education in Louisiana is once again threatened with deep cuts in the 2018-2019 state budget.
Expanding our state EITC is a common sense way to help Louisiana’s low-paid working families make ends meet as lawmakers pursue a partial renewal of the 2016 sales tax increase.
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.

State fiscal situation is an embarrassment

Posted on January 31, 2018
The governor's fiscal year 2019 budget should be taken as a very serious warning of what can happen to vital state investments in health care, education and social services if the political deadlock in Baton Rouge is not broken.

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