Economic Opportunity

July 21, 2020

How Congress can help Louisiana’s recovery

Congress reconvenes this week at a critical moment for our country. Record numbers of Americans are unemployed, and are facing the imminent loss of federal benefits that have helped them make ends meet. State and local governments are facing massive budget shortfalls that threaten their ability to educate children and keep communities safe.Read more...

June 17, 2020

Race, unemployment and COVID-19 in Louisiana

Working people of color have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Black and Hispanic people are more likely to work in front-line industries such as childcare and retail sales where infections are most prevalent. They also are more likely to have been laid off during the current recession. Read more...

June 10, 2020

Principles for an equitable recovery

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May 7, 2020

LBP testimony on House Bill 832

To the Members of the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:

My name is Stacey Roussel, and I serve as the policy director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families. Read more...