Daily Dime

December 4, 2020

Invest in Northeast Louisiana

Louisiana consistently ranks among the poorest states in America – both overall and among our children. Poverty and lack of opportunity is particularly acute in the Northeast part of the state, and the pandemic has only made matters worse. Louisiana can and should prioritize these hard-hit areas, which are least able to absorb the harsh blow of a pandemic-induced recession.Read more...

December 3, 2020

Cutting income taxes is dangerous and shortsighted

Louisiana legislators aren’t the only ones bent on eliminating their state income tax – a spectacularly bad idea that would mean devastating cuts to public education, health care and other important investments. As Michael Leachman of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains, Mississippi Gov.Read more...

December 2, 2020

Who gets the Covid vaccine?

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who met Tuesday with Mark Ballard of The Advocate, announced that Covid-19 vaccines are already en route to Louisiana and other states, even as federal approval awaits, and could be available as early as Dec. 18.Read more...

December 1, 2020

Invest in Opportunity Youth

Nearly 1 in 6 Louisianans aged 16 to 24 are neither working nor going to school. This cohort of young people, known as “Opportunity Youth,” are more vulnerable than others their age, as they transition from childhood to adulthood without the social and economic support they need to thrive later in life.Read more...