Child poverty

June 30, 2016

Kids Count in Louisiana

The editorial board is unusually blunt in assigning blame for Louisiana’s continued failure to do right by its children. The Pelican State ranked 48 of the 50 states in the annual Kids Count survey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, as far too many of our state’s youngest residents continue to live in poverty and have parents who struggle to find work.
March 3, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Show me the money; Oil revenue not to blame; Child care program draws scrutiny and; Too many children near poverty
October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The case for cash assistance; Candidates talk mental health and poverty; A different kind of road rage and; Funding the Future
September 17, 2015

No drop in poverty in 2014

by Steve Spires

Louisiana’s economy is improving by some measures. But the economic gains have failed to make a dent in the state’s shameful rate of poverty, according to new American Community Survey (ACS) data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.Read more...