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April 11, 2017

The tax reform session

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)
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.
October 3, 2016

Oct. 3: Poor residents face toughest rebuild

The catastrophic floods that hit the Baton Rouge region in August did not discriminate, hitting rich, poor and middle class neighborhoods all the same.
August 31, 2016

Aug. 31: Gas tax lags as infrastructure projects wait

Louisiana’s gas tax has been unchanged since 1990, and has lost much of its purchasing power since then because of inflation.