Economic Opportunity

April 16, 2019

A paid leave program that works for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Most Louisiana workers do not have access to paid leave benefits that support them when they get sick, when they need to take time to care for an ailing family member or when they need time to bond with a new baby.Read more...

April 15, 2019

Celebrate the EITC on Tax Day

Taxes pay for the roads we drive on and the police who protect us. They support the teachers in our public schools and our soldiers overseas. They make sure doctors and hospitals have the resources to care for the most vulnerable, and (for now) that the food we eat has been inspected.Read more...

September 13, 2018

RELEASE: Poverty and income inequality continue to plague Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana continues to struggle with unacceptably high rates of poverty and income inequality. New U.S. Census Bureau data also reveal deep racial and regional disparities, proof that economic barriers are holding back far too many Louisianans from reaching their full potential.Read more...

September 13, 2018

Poverty data should be wake-up call for Louisiana

While the national economy continues to gain momentum, far too many families in Louisiana continue to be left behind. Data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that poverty and economic inequality remain stubbornly high across the state.