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May 15, 2020

Guest column: Louisiana’s underlying condition in coronavirus pandemic? Racism

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May 10, 2020

Put people over corporate tax breaks

Louisiana is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, and we all need to do our part. But instead of looking out for front-line workers and their families, the Legislature is proposing more than $1 billion in new tax breaks for corporations. These tax breaks would come at the expense of students, families and workers who need Louisiana’s help now more than ever. Read more...

April 29, 2020

Louisiana Budget Project statement on rescinding stay-at-home order

Public policy decisions that affect the health, safety and well-being of millions of people should be based on advice from physicians and scientists. That was the case with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to extend Louisiana’s stay-at-home order until May 15 in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. Read more...

April 1, 2020

Unemployment insurance reforms will boost our economy and improve public health

Tens of thousands of Louisianans have lost their jobs as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Congress has responded by increasing unemployment benefits and providing new funding for states to administer these benefits. But there are several key steps that Gov.Read more...