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September 26, 2019

Poverty Drops (slightly) in Louisiana

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The percentage of Louisianans living in poverty decreased slightly in 2018 from the previous year, according to U.S Census Bureau data released Sept. 26. The gains were even more pronounced among children, particularly children of color, according to the 2018 American Community Survey.Read more...

September 26, 2019

Poverty Drops (slightly) in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Fewer Louisiana adults and children were living in poverty in 2018 than the year before, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most significant drop was among children of color, which dropped by 4 percentage points to 43%.Read more...

June 11, 2019

The people we tax into poverty

People across the political spectrum agree that our tax system shouldn’t push people into poverty. But while federal tax policy does a reasonably effective job at protecting low-income people who are elderly or have children, it fails to extend the same protections to childless, working-age adults.Read more...

March 8, 2019

The MFP could be an effective anti-poverty tool if funded properly

Louisiana is one of 23 other states where funding for K-12 public education remains below what it was before the Great Recession. Combined state-local funding for Louisiana schools was 3 percent below 2008 levels in 2016, after adjusting for inflation.That’s according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Read more...