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Quality education means quality teacher pay

Posted on February 13, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Public school teachers and support workers in Louisiana are long overdue for a pay raise. A decade of financial stagnation means the average teacher would need to earn an extra $4,004 to have the same buying power as their salary did in 2008.Read more...


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Regardless of where they live or what they look like, Louisianans work hard to take care of their families. But due to historic and continuing discrimination, people of color in Louisiana face greater barriers to economic opportunity than their White neighbors.Read more...

BATON ROUGE – The public safety net affects Louisiana residents in every city, town and legislative district. It helps families put food on the table in hard times, access medical care when they need it and provides tuition assistance that makes college more affordable.Read more...

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s Medicaid program is the largest item in the state budget, and consumes more state general-fund dollars than anything except education. It also is a lifeline for nearly 1.8 million Louisiana citizens who are either low-income or have a disability.Read more...

Understanding Medicaid in Louisiana

Posted on December 10, 2018
Louisiana Budget Project has created two new resources aimed at helping lawmakers, the media and the public better understand the state’s Medicaid program.
Louisiana has made great strides in providing health coverage for children in recent years. But the state still lags behind the rest of the country on some key quality measures, which could be improved with strategic policy changes.

This school year every student in more than 1,000 Louisiana schools – including almost all of the highest-poverty schools in the state – will walk into the lunchroom knowing that there is a hot, nutritious meal waiting for them regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.Read more...

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