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September 7, 2018

Work requirements debate continues

As the farm bill conference committee moved behind closed doors on Thursday, Rep. Ralph Abraham continued his support for punitive work requirements for SNAP recipients.

Number of the Day

$37 - The amount of corporate income tax Louisiana collected per capita in fiscal year 2016, the lowest of any state with a corporate income tax.  (Source: The Tax Foundation)
April 12, 2018

House Farm Bill proposal could threaten SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the most effective anti-hunger program in the United States, and serves more than 400,000 households in Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$346 million - Amount of money added to the state general fund forecast for Fiscal Year 2019 by the Revenue Estimating Conference (Source: REC)
October 14, 2016

Oct. 14: Ending the debt trap

New guidelines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aim to rein in abusive lending practices by the payday loan industry.