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...

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...