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...

November 10, 2023

Landmark paid parental leave win for state employees

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Paid Family Medical Leave Coalition is proud to celebrate a groundbreaking win for state employees – a new benefit that grants six weeks of fully paid parental leave.

Through a pair of actions, state employees will now be entitled to six weeks of parental leave at 100% pay for birth, adoption and foster care to promote bonding with a new child.… Read more...

November 2, 2023

LBP guide to the 2023 constitutional amendments 

Louisiana voters will decide on four proposed changes to the state constitution in the Nov. 18 runoff election. A new report by the Louisiana Budget Project explains and analyzes each amendment so voters can make their own decisions when they head to the polls. … Read more...

September 25, 2023

LBP guide to the 2023 constitutional amendments 

Four proposed amendments to Louisiana’s constitution await voters in the Oct. 14 statewide primary election. Voters will decide whether election officials can accept donations from nonprofit organizations, whether in-person religious services deserve an extra layer of constitutional protection, how the state should allocate surplus money, and whether cities should have the right to take away a lucrative property tax break from landlords that have serious code violations. … Read more...