Economic Opportunity

November 16, 2023

Census 2022: Poverty, Income and Health Insurance in Louisiana

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau includes some good and bad news for Louisiana. A new chartbook from the Louisiana Budget Project analyzes the data and explains why it matters.

Louisiana’s official poverty rate decreased slightly in 2022, but still remains the second highest in the nation.… Read more...

August 29, 2023

LBP public comment on Civil Service rules to provide paid parental leave to eligible state employees

July 11, 2023

The 2023 Legislature: Missed Opportunities

May 23, 2023

Cutting unemployment benefits is punitive and unnecessary

Unemployment benefits are essential to the public safety net and provide critical financial support to Louisiana workers when they lose their job due to no fault of their own. But a bill working its way through the Legislature – House Bill 340 by Rep.… Read more...