Paid Leave

June 28, 2021

2021 Louisiana legislative session: A return to (somewhat) normal

Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...

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...

April 28, 2020

Sick days makes for a healthier Louisiana

Nearly half of Louisiana workers lack access to paid sick days. And, low wage workers are two and three times less likely to have access to paid sick days than higher wage workers. This means those who struggle the most to make ends meet routinely face an excruciating choice between caring for themselves and their families when they get sick or keeping their job.Read more...

May 14, 2019

Building a paid leave program for Louisiana

Every worker in Louisiana can face life events that must take priority over work, be it a traumatic event such as illness or a happy event like a birth or adoption. But the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without paid leave policies that allow workers to weather the economic hardship of missing work.

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