Statements

February 22, 2019

LBP statement on proposed state budget

The Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement on the proposed 2019-20 state budget:

“The governor’s proposed budget is a responsible starting point that makes long-overdue new investments in K-12 education, while maintaining the historic gains Louisiana has made in health insurance coverage.Read more...

September 23, 2018

LBP statement on the Trump administration’s proposed “public charge” rule change

 

BATON ROUGE – Late Saturday night, the Trump administration proposed a radical change to the rules for legal immigration. The new rules would value the contents of immigrants’ bank accounts over the contents of their character when they apply for citizenship.Read more...

June 27, 2018

Farm bills have major impact on Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Congress is debating a comprehensive farm bill this summer, and the competing versions offered by the House and Senate could hardly be more different.

The House bill, which was approved earlier this month, would cut funding for food assistance by nearly $19 billion and invest that money in risky new work programs.

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June 25, 2018

LBP statement on Legislative tax and budget deal

Sales-tax renewal brings much-needed stability
BATON ROUGE – The Legislature’s agreement on a revenue deal is excellent news for college students and faculty members, prosecutors, and the nearly 900,000 low-income Louisiana residents who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make ends meet each month.… Read more...