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September 27, 2019

LBP’s Guide to the 2019 Constitutional Amendments

Louisiana voters will face four proposed amendments to the state constitution on their Oct. 12 primary ballot. That’s a fairly typical number for a statewide election year (The notable exception was 2003, when there were 15 proposed amendments on the ballot).Read more...

September 26, 2019

Poverty Drops (slightly) in Louisiana

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The percentage of Louisianans living in poverty decreased slightly in 2018 from the previous year, according to U.S Census Bureau data released Sept. 26. The gains were even more pronounced among children, particularly children of color, according to the 2018 American Community Survey.Read more...

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...