Poverty & Inequality

Nearly 1 in 4 Louisiana children live below the federal poverty line, and far too many households struggle to provide for their basic needs. Poverty is a policy choice. Louisiana’s economy is strong enough to support greater investment in our people through higher wages, increased investment in education and expanded safety net programs. We can do better.

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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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