Louisiana Payday Lending

September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Health costs continue to slow; Where will money come for roads and bridges?; Payday lending debate delayed by Metro Council; and Report on TANF responsiveness to the recession found faulty
June 12, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Louisiana’s economic growth below average; Payday loan debate moves to federal arena; Louisiana Community and Technical College Board approves tuition increase; New data collection on TOPS recipients; and New healthcare subsidies proposed.  $47,997 — Louisiana per-capita gross domestic product. (Source: Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis via Shreveport Times )
June 4, 2014

LBP reviews the 2014 Legislature

The Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its 2014 regular session without tackling many of the state’s critical challenges, according to a new report by the Louisiana Budget Project. While legislators largely avoided the destructive cuts that have become the norm in recent years, they failed to address the state’s structural budget problems or take advantage of opportunities to help low-income families.
May 23, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Nola.com: Jindal should take a cue from Indiana governor; Model showing benefits of tax cuts ignores important details; CFPB changes rule on low-income mortgages; Online payday lenders backing veto campaign? And House denies bill to put privatization money in escrow. 52 percent — The proportion of Louisianans who believe the state should accept federal dollars to expand health coverage to low income residents. (Source: NY Times/Kaiser Poll)