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October 5, 2022

Census Louisiana: Poverty, Income and Health Insurance

Louisiana had the nation’s highest poverty rate in 2021, and the state’s economy continued to reflect deep racial disparities. Child poverty remained stubbornly entrenched, and median household income fell. 

But the state’s uninsured rate fell to a record low, and so did the rate of economic hardship when the effects of federal and state safety-net programs are taken into account.  … Read more...

August 16, 2022

LBP statement on signing of Inflation Reduction Act

Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act:

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law on Tuesday, makes America’s tax code more fair by requiring large, profitable corporations to pay more in taxes, and giving the IRS new resources to help ensure that the ultra-wealthy comply with our tax laws.… Read more...

June 24, 2022

LBP statement on Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision: 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade should serve as a clarion call to Louisiana policymakers to increase the support our state provides to low-income families and communities of color. … Read more...

June 14, 2022

The 2022 Legislature: A windfall session

The Louisiana Legislature began its 2022 session with an historic opportunity to make long-overdue investments in the Pelican State’s people and communities. A combination of surplus dollars, federal pandemic relief money and a surge in state tax collections left legislators with unprecedented amounts of revenue to distribute among Louisiana’s many needs.… Read more...