COVID-19

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Patient and Consumer Advocates urge to extend protection for loss of health coverage

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May 7, 2020

LBP testimony on House Bill 832

To the Members of the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:

My name is Stacey Roussel, and I serve as the policy director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families. Read more...

May 4, 2020

LBP testimony on budget-related House Bills 464, 467, 118, 506

House Bills 464, 467

To the Members of the House Appropriations Committee, 

My name is Jan Moller, and I’m the executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families.Read more...

May 4, 2020

Student loan reforms are still needed

People who borrowed money to pay for college or trade school owe a combined $1.7 trillion to their creditors. Even before the coronavirus upended America’s economy, many of these borrowers were struggling to keep up with payments, which also made it harder for millions of people to save for a home, put aside money for retirement or even afford basic necessities. Read more...