Baby Bonds

May 12, 2022

Baby Bonds Could Start to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

One in 4 Louisiana children lives in poverty. These children’s families can hardly afford to meet their basic needs, let alone save for the future. To put our state on a path to address this, Rep. Royce Duplessis has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 94, which asks the Department of Children and Family Services to study a policy tool that has gained national popularity in recent years: baby bonds.… Read more...

January 9, 2018

No deal, no special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards met privately with House leaders on Monday in an effort to find agreement on a package of revenue measures that would replace the temporary sales tax that expires on July 1.

Number of the Day

6.8 percent- The national unemployment rate for African-Americans, the lowest on record. The white unemployment rate is 3.7 percent. (Source: The Washington Post)