Daily Dime

June 24, 2021

A plan for rural Louisiana

Louisiana’s rural towns have been shrinking in recent decades, but even despite significant population shifts to cities and suburbs, about 750,000 Louisianans live in rural areas. Today, those communities face widespread poverty and significant obstacles to opportunity, including limitations on high-speed internet connectivity, failing drinking water systems and limited access to quality health care and education.… Read more...

June 23, 2021

“Tax reform” moves to voters

This week, Governor John Bel Edwards signed tax legislation that could drastically harm the state budget in future years and that fails to change a system where the poorer you are, the more of your income you pay in state taxes.… Read more...

June 22, 2021

Kids Count

Louisiana children are faring better in school and are less likely to live with parents who lack secure employment than they were a decade ago. They are also more likely to have health insurance, and Louisiana teens are less likely to become pregnant than they were in 2009.… Read more...

June 21, 2021

Tax breaks for jobs scheme isn’t working

Louisiana has a long history of giving away lucrative tax breaks to corporations that promise to create new jobs. But what happens when those jobs don’t materialize – or if the company receiving the tax break ends up cutting its workforce?… Read more...