Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 27, 2018

Louisiana must support young parents

Three out of every 4 children with parents ages 18 to 24 live in poverty in Louisiana. Younger parents typically have fewer savings and lower levels of education, which creates barriers to success and opportunity for their families.

Number of the Day

$23,000 - Median household income for families with young parents, ages 18 to 24, in the U.S. (Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation)
April 26, 2018

Unanimous jury bill advances

Louisiana is one of just two states that do not require a jury to return a unanimous verdict to convict a defendant in all felony cases.

Number of the Day

40 - The percentage of trial convictions in Louisiana over the past six years that resulted from split jury verdicts. Source: The Advocate)
October 30, 2017

Louisianans are not overtaxed

Conservatives in the Legislature are once again combing through the state budget in search of things to cut rather than raising the revenue needed to support critical services.

Number of the Day

74,000 - Number of children in Louisiana who hail from immigrant families (Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation)