coastal erosion

October 10, 2018

Climate change is a crisis for Louisiana

For years, scientists and policymakers have used a temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels as a target for the maximum rise in the global climate that Earth can sustain while limiting the catastrophic effects of climate change to the environment and to human populations.

Number of the Day

$18,142 - Average annual premium for a family health plan for the bottom 90 percent of income earners in 2016, including both employer and employee contributions. In 2016, health care premiums totaled 51.7 percent of average earnings for the bottom 90 percent, a 26.1 point increase over 1999. (Source: Economic Policy Institute)
January 25, 2017

Jan. 25: Edwards proposes school funding freeze

An education adviser to Gov. John Bel Edwards provided insight into one way the governor will look to achieve balance in his Executive Budget to be released next month: a funding freeze for the state’s K-12 schools.
October 14, 2016

Oct. 14: Ending the debt trap

New guidelines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aim to rein in abusive lending practices by the payday loan industry.
August 19, 2016

Aug. 19: What to expect from FEMA assistance

Thousands of those whose homes were flooded last week in South Louisiana had no flood insurance, and may be counting on FEMA’s individual assistance program to help pay for repairs. While the program awards up to $33,000 per household, The Advocate’s Chad Calder cautions applicants not to count on large grant awards to repair flood damage.