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May 29, 2018

Revenue bills start moving

The legislative logjam over revenues began to break on Memorial Day, when the House of Representatives advanced a pair of tax bills that would renew about $400 million in expiring revenue to help offset cuts in next year’s budget.

Number of the Day

8.7 -  percentage of the 293,317 U.S. veterans in Louisiana that live below the poverty line.  Source: Housing Assistance Council Veterans Data Central
January 11, 2017

Jan. 11: Investing in early care and education

The CEO of Entergy New Orleans says Louisiana is slowly making gains in K-12 education, but continues to undermine its public schools by failing to make adequate investments in young children.
October 10, 2016

Oct. 10: A rocky rebuilding path

The Advocate’s editorial board says that while New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina is rightly celebrated across America, several mistakes occurred that made it harder for poor families to recover from the flooding that devastated the city.
September 20, 2016

Sept. 20: Audit: Still no sunshine on tax incentives

Three years after the Louisiana Legislature voted to require more information about the cost and benefits of the state’s various tax break programs, a new report finds that state agencies are doing a poor job of complying with the law.