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June 13, 2019

LBP 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Report

BATON ROUGE – A new report from the Louisiana Budget Project outlines the highlights and lowlights of the 2019 Legislature, including key issues and bills that LBP focused on during the two-month session. The report, A Return to Normalcy, focuses on key areas related to tax and budget, education, economic opportunity and the protection of basic necessities.Read more...

May 30, 2019

Senate Bill 173 is no substitute for the Affordable Care Act

BATON ROUGE – A bill that is nearing final passage in the Legislature is designed to protect Louisiana health care consumers in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. But Senate Bill 173  is far from a comprehensive solution to the problems Louisianans would face if the federal law is overturned.Read more...

May 23, 2019

Louisiana Worst in the Nation for Senior Hunger

Whitney, a 65 year old Mississippi woman interviewed for MAZON’s This Is Hunger project,1 tells a story emblematic of how seniors in the South often experience hunger: After a lifetime of work, Whitney was left with few resources when she suddenly lost her job.Read more...

May 17, 2019

Separate and unequal: School segregation in Louisiana 65 years after Brown v. Board

Sixty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that racial segregation in America’s public schools was unconstitutional. But it was not until 1960, when Ruby Bridges walked into the all-white William J.Read more...