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August 21, 2020

Work search requirements are an unnecessary burden for the unemployed

The Louisiana Budget Project, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Step Up Louisiana, and the Workplace Justice Project of the Loyola University Law Clinic sent a letter on Thursday, August 20th, urging Gov. John Bel Edwards to reinstate the suspension of work-search requirements for unemployment benefits that he wisely implemented early in the pandemic.Read more...

July 21, 2020

How Congress can help Louisiana’s recovery

Congress reconvenes this week at a critical moment for our country. Record numbers of Americans are unemployed, and are facing the imminent loss of federal benefits that have helped them make ends meet. State and local governments are facing massive budget shortfalls that threaten their ability to educate children and keep communities safe.Read more...

July 15, 2020

Pandemic politics: the 2020 Louisiana Legislature

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The 2020 legislative session had only been underway for a week when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Louisiana and sent legislators – many of them newly elected – back home to their districts.Read more...

July 6, 2020

2020 special session veto request

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