Research

October 17, 2018

Analysis: Louisiana’s Regressive Tax Structure Disproportionately Affects Low-income Residents

BATON ROUGE – A new study released Wednesday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and the Louisiana Budget Project finds that Louisiana has the 14th most unfair state and local tax system in the country, with the lowest-income Louisianans paying almost two times more in taxes as a percent of their income compared to the state’s wealthiest residents.Read more...

October 4, 2018

RELEASE: Louisiana’s Cuts to Higher Education Are Shortchanging Future Generations

BATON ROUGE – Black and Hispanic families in Louisiana have been disproportionately affected by a decade of cuts in state support for higher education, and the substantial tuition increases that have occurred as a result.

Average tuition and fees at a public four-year university accounted for 32 percent of median household income for Black families in Louisiana and 23 percent for Hispanic families in 2017, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Read more...

October 2, 2018

Louisiana has a lot at stake in reckless health care lawsuit

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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has signed Louisiana onto a dangerous federal lawsuit that threatens health care care coverage and access for hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents and who depend on the Affordable Care Act.Read more...

September 25, 2018

Louisiana households among the least food secure in the nation

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More than 1 in 6 Louisiana households (17.3 percent) struggle each year to afford a consistent, healthy diet, according to a report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And while the nation as a whole has seen significant improvements in household food security since the recession, the number of Louisiana families struggling to afford enough food increased over that same period.… Read more...