Louisiana is facing a fiscal crisis, with more than $1.3 billion in temporary taxes due to expire in 2018.
Number of the Day
95,000 - Number of Louisiana households that use federal rental assistance to rent modest housing at an affordable cost. Eighty-nine percent of those households included a person who is elderly, disabled, or a child. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
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.