opiods

September 27, 2018

Louisiana must support young parents

Three out of every 4 children with parents ages 18 to 24 live in poverty in Louisiana. Younger parents typically have fewer savings and lower levels of education, which creates barriers to success and opportunity for their families.

Number of the Day

$23,000 - Median household income for families with young parents, ages 18 to 24, in the U.S. (Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation)
September 14, 2018

New Census data reveal concerning trends

An alarmingly high percentage of Louisiana families continue to face serious economic challenges, with almost 1 in 5 Louisianans living below the poverty line in 2017, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data.

Number of the Day

$2,240 - The amount the inflation-adjusted median household income in Louisiana has decreased between 2007 and 2017. (Source: LBP via the U.S. Census Bureau)
May 8, 2018

Citizens weigh in on the budget, again

Families with medically fragile children, advocates for people with disabilities and a host of other advocates convened on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday to urge its rejection of the House-passed budget.

Number of the Day

$7 billion - Amount proposed to be cut from CHIP under President Donald Trump’s rescission proposal (Source: Washington Post)
February 28, 2018

Deal or no deal?

The success or failure of the ongoing special session will likely come down to what happens today on the floor of the Louisiana House.

Number of the Day

1,000+ - The number of people in Louisiana who died of opioid overdose in 2016, which is more than the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents, homicides, or suicides. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health)