2023 Legislative Session

May 23, 2023

Cutting unemployment benefits is punitive and unnecessary

Unemployment benefits are essential to the public safety net and provide critical financial support to Louisiana workers when they lose their job due to no fault of their own. But a bill working its way through the Legislature – House Bill 340 by Rep.… Read more...

May 18, 2023

LBP statement on Louisiana’s latest revenue forecast

The Revenue Estimating Conference’s latest forecast, issued on Thursday, confirms that Louisiana’s economy continues to grow at a strong and sustainable pace. The revenue resulting from that growth is more than enough to provide meaningful raises for classroom teachers, maintain programs for our youngest learners and address Louisiana’s long-neglected infrastructure needs. … Read more...

May 18, 2023

Paid family medical leave advocacy letter

May 18, 2023

Chairwoman Carpenter and Members of the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:

We write to express our strong support for HB 596, which would provide eligible employees in Louisiana with paid family and medical leave. This important legislation ensures that people who
need time away from work to bond with a new child, recover from a serious health condition, care for a seriously ill loved one, address needs arising from domestic violence, or address the
impact of military deployment can take the time they need without the fear of financial instability.… Read more...

May 17, 2023

Leaders rally for paid leave

Community leaders and policy advocates gathered on the Louisiana Capitol steps Wednesday in support of landmark legislation that seeks to create a comprehensive paid family medical leave benefit for Louisiana workers. 

House Bill 596 by Rep. Aimee Freeman is being heard by the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations on Thursday.… Read more...