June 10, 2021

LBP Statement on the 2021 Legislative Session

Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller issued the following statement about the 2021 Legislative Session:

“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...

January 28, 2021

THE ADVOCATE: Letters: Don’t forget earned-income credit, that helps the poor who work hard for a living

December 15, 2020

LBP releases new district fact sheets

For a state to truly thrive, every person needs to have the tools to reach their highest potential – and an adequate safety net to help lift them up during difficult times. 

In Louisiana, the safety net includes programs like Medicaid, which ensure access to medical care, food assistance that helps families put meals on the table, tax credits that help low-income workers stretch their budgets a little farther and educational scholarships that make college or technical training more affordable. … Read more...

November 10, 2020

Defend the Affordable Care Act

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression, opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are continuing their legal attempts to repeal the landmark law in court this week. 

The health care repeal lawsuit, California v.