COVID-19

May 21, 2021

We must increase unemployment insurance benefits without caveats

Long before the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our state’s economy, Louisiana workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own were stuck with some of the lowest unemployment benefits in the country. 

Louisiana’s maximum weekly benefit of $247 is the third lowest in the nation, behind Mississippi and Arizona.… Read more...

May 20, 2021

VIDEO: Imagine all the good the Earned Income Tax Credit can do in your community

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May 5, 2021

VIDEO: Imagine all the good the Earned Income Tax Credit can do in your community

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April 8, 2021

Use Rescue Plan Funds to Invest in Louisiana

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Louisianans have faced incredible challenges as a result of the Covid-19 public health emergency and the economic downturn it caused over the last year. Despite this, the state budget is in strong financial shape thanks to past federal relief, and will soon be strengthened further by another round of federal funds.… Read more...