Gender pay gap

May 2, 2018

What to do when TOPS is underfunded?

The House version of next year’s budget funds the TOPS scholarship program at only 80 percent of current year funding.

Number of the Day

167 - Average annual percentage interest rate (APR) for a new predatory payday loan product that would be authorized by legislation passed by the Louisiana Senate on Tuesday evening. Current law caps interest rates at 36 percent APR. (Source: Center for Responsible Lending)
March 26, 2018

Women and children would benefit most from statewide minimum wage increase

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Women workers and their families have the most to gain from Sen. Troy Carter’s Senate Bill 162, which would raise the statewide minimum wage to $8.50 per hour by January 1, 2020. While 10.7 percent of all Louisiana workers would get a raise under the bill, more than 65 percent of workers that would benefit are women.Read more...

September 22, 2016

Sept. 22: UMC strikes deal with state

A reworked agreement between state government and University Medical Center in New Orleans calls for the flagship teaching hospital to provide additional mental health services as well as charity care for those who still lack health coverage.
May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Shortchanging Higher Education; Legislators torpedo equal pay; Budget cuts are bad news for prisons; and The Jindal hangover continues