Poverty data should be wake-up call for Louisiana

While the national economy continues to gain momentum, far too many families in Louisiana continue to be left behind. Data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that poverty and economic inequality remain stubbornly high across the state. Louisiana continues to trail other Southern states and the nation as a whole on many key economic indicators. And in some parts of the state things are getting worse, not better.  

Click here for LBP’s full analysis of the 2017 Census data.

They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
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