COVID-19

September 11, 2020

Inadequate federal relief for schools will put grandparents at risk

As public schools in Louisiana reopened in August,  families across the state faced an agonizing decision: whether to send children back into classrooms where they are more likely to contract the novel coronavirus, or continue to keep them home, where the social, emotional and nutrition supports that are necessary for academic success are sometimes lacking. Read more...

September 10, 2020

Invest in public health for healthier communities

Public health programs are long-term investments in the safety and wellbeing of entire communities. Yet, in the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, funding for this critical field has remained flat or decreased across the country even as spending on health care has increased.Read more...

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...

August 12, 2020

Summer Meals for Healthy Kids: Enhancing Louisiana’s Summer Food Service Program

Click here for a PDF of Summer Meals for Healthy Kids: Enhancing Louisiana’s Summer Food Service Program

Authors’ Note
This report was researched and written prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the pandemic has substantially changed the options for Louisiana children looking for healthy meals over the summer.Read more...