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November 17, 2021

Louisiana should make SNAP work better for working people

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Every Louisiana worker, from the sanitation workers who keep our communities clean to the early childhood teachers who care for our youngest kids, deserves to eat decent, nutritious meals, live in a safe home, and enjoy time with those they love.… Read more...

November 5, 2021

Medicaid after Covid-19: How Louisiana can keep eligible people enrolled in Medicaid as pandemic flexibilities end

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More Louisianans than ever are enrolled in Medicaid. The federal-state health program has been a vital part of the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing people with disabilities or low incomes to have secure, stable health coverage that provides them access to medical care when they need it.… Read more...

October 19, 2021

LBP Guide to the 2021 Constitutional Amendments: Tax changes on the ballot

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The fall of 2021 is the quadrennial “off year” for Louisiana elections, when no statewide or federal offices are on the ballot. But voters still have very important decisions to make on Nov. 13, when they will consider four proposed constitutional amendments, in addition to municipal races in New Orleans and special elections for the Legislature.… Read more...

October 16, 2021

Amendment 2 analysis: Tax swap is not reform

Louisiana’s tax structure fails its citizens in two fundamental ways: First, it does not raise enough revenue to support people and communities by adequately funding good schools, reliable infrastructure and a strong safety net. Second, it is regressive – meaning low-income households pay taxes at higher rates than those at the very top.… Read more...