Louisiana workforce development

October 6, 2016

Oct. 6: Habitual offender law use varies by region

Three Louisiana district attorneys - all from the New Orleans metro area - used the state’s stringent habitual offender laws frequently last year.
July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oil prices and Iranian nukes; Louisiana not meeting skilled workforce demand; Even model prisoners unlikely to get parole and; A conservative guide to compassion?
February 20, 2014

Louisiana Needs a Higher Wage

Louisianans of all political stripes strongly favor establishing a state minimum wage of at least $8.50 an hour that would keep pace with the cost of living, according to polling data released as part of a new report from the Louisiana Budget Project.   The report by David Gray, “Louisiana Needs a Higher Wage,” also found that an $8.50 minimum wage would provide an immediate raise for 184,000 workers, create an estimated 1,400 new jobs and pump more than $187 million into Louisiana’s economy.  
January 15, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Louisiana workers 'inadequate and under-prepared'; Nevers to propose constitutional amendments to expand Medicaid; Cost of defending voucher program against legal challenges reaches $770,000; LSU graduation rate at an all-time high; and School reforms receive mixed reviews. $770,000 – The amount Louisiana is paying two law firms to defend the school voucher program in court. (Source: NOLA.com)