Louisiana Welfare

March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Report finds raising minimum wage could shrink food stamp rolls; Tax revenue still lags in Louisiana; Two more years granted to some healthcare plans; Payday rate cap up for debate next this session; and “Funds sweep” ruling will not be appealed. $108.3 million – Decrease in SNAP expenditures in Louisiana if the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour. (Source: Center for American Progress )
March 6, 2014

President Obama’s Budget Strengthens Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit

By David Gray

190,000 people in Louisiana would gain from a stronger EITC

President Obama’s latest budget includes several important improvements to the pro-work Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) that will reduce poverty among low-wage workers and their families, reduce income inequality, strengthen work incentives, and give a boost to Louisiana’s economy — all without adding a dime to the federal budget deficit.… Read more...

October 18, 2013

Friday, Oct. 18

The safety net: helping more than just the poor; Ousted levee board member will continue oil and gas suit; New construction projects to be funded with money from current projects; Gov. Jindal turns focus to national ‘war of ideas’; and Term limits don’t necessarily improve state government. 10 - The percent of the federal government benefits that goes to the wealthiest 20 percent of households. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
October 16, 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Louisiana taxpayers subsidizing low-wage workers; Blight increased by bank’s policies, group says; Blue Cross Blue Shield to discontinue Medicare prescription plan; and U.S. Supreme Court declines funeral directors’ appeal; monks allowed to sell coffins. 72 percent – The percentage of Louisiana core front-line fast food workers who need public assistance to make ends meet. (Source: University of California, Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment)