federal disaster aid

September 28, 2016

Sept. 28: Private prisons dealt budget cut

Louisiana’s perilous fiscal situation may result in less medical care and educational opportunities for state inmates. Two private prisons will be converted into jails, still operated privately but with fewer services. The funding drawdown comes on the heels of the U.S.… Read more...

September 26, 2016

Sept. 26: Millions are climbing out of poverty

The New York Times looks at the promising new U.S. Census numbers that showed median incomes rising and poverty in America shrinking after years of post-recession stagnation.
September 14, 2016

Sept. 14: Candidates need anti-poverty agenda

New U.S. Census data on poverty provides an opportunity for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to have a deeper discussion about how to maintain and enhance anti-poverty programs that are proven to work.
September 9, 2016

Sept. 9: Federal disaster aid flowing, but more needed

Louisiana will now pay 10 percent of the costs of federal disaster assistance in the aftermath of the historic August flooding, instead of 25 percent, after costs exceeded a $621 million threshold.