Michael Mitchell

November 16, 2018

Connecting SNAP recipients with employment and training

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) helps more than 900,000 Louisianans keep food on the table and frees up resources for families to meet other basic needs, such as paying the rent and keeping the lights on. But that’s not all the program offers: SNAP Employment and Training funds support programs that help SNAP recipients connect with work.

Number of the Day

8,462 - Number of Arkansans who lost health coverage due to the state’s new work reporting requirements, as of October. While these requirements have kicked thousands off the healthcare rolls, they have connected fewer than 1 percent of those individuals with new work activities. (Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families)
August 25, 2017

First in the wrong ways

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a report this week showing that from 2008 - 2017 Louisiana cut per-student higher education funding more than any other state.

Number of the Day

$5,350 - The per student cut in funding for four-year colleges in Louisiana, inflation adjusted, 2008-2017 (Source: Center on Budget Policy and Priorities)
November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

High stakes for higher education; The cost of incarceration; Tax cuts don’t spur economic growth; and Child care out of reach