Pam Fessler

February 10, 2017

Seventy votes needed to tap rainy-day fund

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to patch the mid-year budget shortfall leans heavily on tapping the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the rainy-day fund.
August 22, 2016

August 22: LBP on NPR

In the two decades since the federal government transformed America’s welfare system into a block grant, Louisiana’s poverty rate hasn’t budged - but the number of poor families receiving cash assistance and help finding jobs has plunged.