Louisiana Minimum Wage

April 9, 2018

LBP Releases New Report on Minimum Wage

A new report from the Louisiana Budget Project shows that 193,000 Louisiana workers – nearly 1 in 10 – would get a much-needed pay raise if policymakers established a state minimum wage of $8.50 per hour.

The report by policy director Jeanie Donovan also shows how workers in Louisiana’s largest cities would benefit if legislators were to lift the state law that forbids local control of minimum wage ordinances.Read more...

May 23, 2017

Policy brief: SB 153 establishes a minimum wage for Louisiana

For the second year in a row, the Senate Labor Committee agreed to establish a minimum wage in Louisiana. Sen. Troy Carter’s Senate Bill 153 would require workers to be paid at least $8.50 per hour starting in 2019 – and would make Louisiana the 30th state with a minimum wage higher than the $7.25 federal rate.Read more...

May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hire NOLA deserves to stay; Minimum wage and equal pay on life support; Itemized deductions on tap for special session and; Broken bargain with college grads
April 4, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

The search for ‘painless’ budget cuts; Beam: Give wage hike a fair shot; Raises in the spotlight and; Incarceration capital of the world