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February 7, 2020

LBP statement on executive budget proposal

The proposed budget unveiled Friday by Gov. John Bel Edwards is a good start toward making the investments Louisiana needs to reduce age-old barriers that keep so many people in our state from reaching their full potential. 

A strong economy is one that works for everyone in Louisiana, and that starts with education.Read more...

January 29, 2020

Louisiana can lower health insurance insurance costs for those who need it most

State policymakers can lower health insurance costs and increase coverage rates by establishing a state-run reinsurance program and providing state subsidies for low- and moderate-income households, according to a new report from LBP policy director Stacey Roussel. These policy changes would help both low- and moderate-income Louisianans and help those that aren’t covered through Medicaid expansion.Read more...

October 29, 2019

LBP Statement: Questions for the candidate

Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone will meet Wednesday evening for what is likely to be their only debate before Election Day. As such, it may be the last chance voters have to hear directly from the candidates about how they propose to deal with the issues facing Louisiana. Read more...

October 23, 2019

Louisiana’s decade of disinvestment in higher education

BATON ROUGE – A decade after Louisiana began making deep cuts in its support for higher education, the effect of those reductions continue to linger. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that tuition at four-year public universities in Louisiana has increased by 106.9% or $4,810 per student, since 2008.Read more...