Daily Dime

November 12, 2021

The long-term benefits of building back better

Congress returns to work next week to finish the second part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure agenda -The Build Back Better Act. The legislation makes historic investments in children and families, combating climate change, workers and communities. Some have argued that these investments are not financially sustainable.… Read more...

November 11, 2021

Cutting red tape for disabled veterans

Many veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals released by open-air “burn pits” have faced lingering health problems – including rare cancers. But stringent documentation requirements and limited military records have made it difficult to impossible for them to qualify for disability benefits.… Read more...

November 10, 2021

The rent is too damn high (and rising)

The pandemic wreaked havoc on the physical, mental and economic health of low-income communities, which are disproportionately Black and Brown. As these families begin to recover, rising inflation could eat up historic gains in wages and the important benefits of the Child Tax Credit.… Read more...

November 9, 2021

Low turnout expected for Saturday’s election

Louisiana voters will make important decisions about the state’s tax structure when they head to the polls on Saturday. Despite an uptick in early voting numbers, overall turnout for the election is expected to be low. While New Orleans voters will choose candidates for major offices, including mayor, the election comes during a slow time on the political calendar for most Louisianans.… Read more...