October 2, 2023

Research Director

June 22, 2023

Fighting hunger in public schools

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation this week to provide free breakfast and lunch for all public school students who are in the reduced-price lunch program. Currently, the federal government helps school districts cover part of the expense of the program.… Read more...

June 1, 2023

Commentary: It’s time to lift the expenditure cap

There are many important numbers in Louisiana’s state budget, but one that matters most this week: 70. 

That’s how many votes constitute a two-thirds majority in the state House of Representatives. It’s what’s needed to make sure all public school teachers get the $3,000 pay raise they deserve, investments in early childhood services can continue, and construction projects in every corner of the state can get the funding they need.… Read more...

April 11, 2023

Policy Analyst