Daily Dime

April 6, 2021

Criminalizing anti-racist education

While Rep. Ray Garofalo, the chairman of Louisiana’s House Education Committee, has remained silent on reports of sexual harassment and assault at LSU, he has introduced a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would potentially make it illegal for school and university teachers to teach certain things about sexism or racism.… Read more...

April 5, 2021

2021 Policy Priorities

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all Louisiana families, but it has had a disproportionate impact on those who were already struggling. The pandemic-induced recession hit low-income households harder than richer ones. Now, people of color are recovering more slowly from the economic fallout than their white peers.… Read more...

April 1, 2021

An innovative idea for child-care funding

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ executive budget conspicuously failed to include $86 million in badly needed funding for early childhood education, and advocates are hoping that tax revenue generated by legalized sports betting can be dedicated to that purpose. But a group of conservative lawmakers think they have a better idea.… Read more...

March 31, 2021

Racial injustice in Louisiana’s tax code

White households in Louisiana pay the lowest combined tax rate in the state, while Black households pay the highest. That’s according to a new policy chart book by LBP’s Stacey Roussel, using data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.… Read more...