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The Louisiana Budget Project is seeking a Public Policy Advocate to lead a new initiative that will focus on improving the enrollment experience for people covered by Medicaid. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong knowledge of healthcare policy, top-notch research, analysis and writing skills, and a desire to work directly with state officials and other stakeholders to help reduce or eliminate the administrative barriers that prevent people from obtaining and retaining health coverage. The successful candidate will have a commitment to advancing racial and economic equity, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in healthcare policy in a research or advocacy capacity. Click here for more information on how to apply. 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on state government finances, with the slowdown in economic activity eroding tax collections and creating massive budget gaps. In Louisiana […]

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$115,000

Amount of the $5.6 million in state rental assistance projected to go to New Orleans that has actually been distributed to landlords, two months after the program opened. Applications for assistance closed three days after opening, exhausted by overwhelming demand. (Source: The Lens)

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