Blog

September 17, 2021

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...

September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...

September 9, 2021

Quality health care for Louisiana kids

Medicaid and the Louisiana Child Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) are the most common source of health coverage for low-income women and children in Louisiana – providing vital health care coverage to nearly a million children and mothers.4 This number has only grown amid the economic hardship of the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read more...

September 1, 2021

What to expect in Louisiana D-SNAP and SNAP after a disaster

After a disaster, many people in the affected area lose the perishable food in their home, and may have scarce resources to purchase food, or may find their resources impossible to access. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster-SNAP (D-SNAP) help people affected by a disaster to buy food during the recovery.… Read more...