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September 18, 2019

Public school funding should keep up with inflation

Public school districts in Louisiana will receive an additional $54 in state funding for every enrolled student this year, thanks to an increase in per-pupil spending approved by the Legislature. The increase in the minimum base amount of state and local spending per student brought that amount to $4,015. Read more...

September 13, 2019

Food insecurity is falling in Louisiana, but is still among the highest rates in the nation

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The percentage of households in Louisiana that lack consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle has dropped significantly in recent years, according to the latest data from the U.S.Read more...

September 10, 2019

Louisiana’s uninsured rate remains low as national rate rises

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Louisiana’s uninsured rate (the percentage of people in the state without health insurance) remained at historically low levels in 2018 even as the national uninsured rate increased, according to federal data released this week. Read more...

July 9, 2019

Look north, not west, for a path to better child outcomes

Louisiana policymakers often look to Texas for solutions to chronic problems. But as LBP policy analyst Neva Butkus explains in a new blog, when it comes to removing barriers that keep children from reaching their full potential, a better template comes from Arkansas.… Read more...