April 15, 2023

Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit

Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit is a modest state investment that can pay big dividends for hardworking families and put children on a path to a brighter future.

Created in 2007, Louisiana’s EITC is claimed each year by more than 580,000 households with low to moderate incomes, making it the broadest tax credit the state has to offer.… Read more...

October 5, 2021

Louisiana needs the feds to step up

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous economic and personal hardship in Louisiana in 2020. Devastating job and wage losses due to the pandemic would have driven tens of thousands of our neighbors into poverty. Instead, robust government aid and a strong safety net actually lowered poverty during the pandemic, according to the latest data from the U.S.… Read more...

September 30, 2021

Louisiana’s Children Need a Permanent Child Tax Credit Expansion

Every child, regardless of their background, deserves a fair shot at success. And by providing families with the resources they need to afford the basics — such as food, housing, clothes and school supplies — the federal Child Tax Credit sets millions of children in America up for better opportunities.… Read more...

September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...