Quoctrung Bui

August 9, 2018

Louisiana struggles with food insecurity

One in 4 Louisiana families has a hard time putting food on the table throughout the year - the second highest rate of “food hardship” in the nation, according to the latest data from the Food Research Action Center.

Number of the Day

20.01 cents -  Total state tax on a gallon of gas in Louisiana -  eighth lowest in the nation. (Source: The Tax Foundation)
April 10, 2018

Bill would expand predatory lending

National payday lending corporations are going around the country peddling legislation that would expand their predatory industry in the states, and Louisiana is the latest target.

Number of the Day

18,041 - Number of individuals who are slated to lose mental health services under the current version of the state budget. (Source: House Fiscal Division)