opportunity zones

September 20, 2018

Teacher pay raise is top 2019 priority

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that a $1,000 annual pay raise for teachers and $500 for school support staff would be his top legislative priority in 2019, calling it critical to attracting motivated people to the profession.

Number of the Day

12.4 percent - Poverty rate for the 100 largest metro areas in the nation. This is the fourth year in a row that major metro poverty has fallen. New Orleans was the only metro area where poverty increased. (Source: Brookings Institution)
January 30, 2018

Reforming statutory dedications

A frequent talking point among opponents of tax reform is that Louisiana’s structural budget problems can be fixed by removing the legal restrictions that protect various pots of money.

Number of the Day

12.7  - Percent of 2018-2019 executive budget that is made up of statutory dedications (Source: Division of Administration)