Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2018

House Farm Bill would hurt the disabled

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides crucial support to many Americans living with disabilities, who often face higher living expenses than the non-disabled population.

Number of the Day

13 - Years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm killed 1,577 Louisiana residents, displaced hundreds of thousands of people and damaged 70 percent of occupied housing in New Orleans (Source: CNN)
August 27, 2015

Thursday, August, 27, 2015

“A tale of two recoveries”; Licensing reform could boost economic mobility; TANF dollars should do more and; Poor school districts gaining population
August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

K+10: Many black New Orleanians are still underwater; NOLA “living wage” ordinance is now law; Public hearings on Common Core begin today and; LaTrac website gets an “A”
August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rejecting coverage expansion has consequences; Legislature’s chief economist blames tax base for budget woes; A new jail not the only answer for Orleans Parish Prison problem; $391 million in disaster loans forgiven for Louisiana