school segregation

May 17, 2019

Separate and unequal: School segregation in Louisiana 65 years after Brown v. Board

Sixty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that racial segregation in America’s public schools was unconstitutional. But it was not until 1960, when Ruby Bridges walked into the all-white William J.Read more...

September 11, 2017

On tax breaks and job creation

It’s been a conservative mantra for years: If you cut taxes on corporations and ladle out incentives, they will create jobs and grow the economy.

Number of the Day

350 - Number of bills that have been filed proposing changes to the TOPS program since its inception. Of these, 75 have been enacted in law (Source: Associated Press)
September 8, 2017

Prosperity not shared

Workers in Louisiana should have access to steady jobs that pay enough to afford basic necessities to provide for themselves and their families, but that is not the reality in our state.

Number of the Day

4 - Percentage growth in the median wage for Louisiana workers from 2000 - 2015, even as the state’s economy grew by 17 percent over the same time period. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau via State of Working Louisiana 2017)
March 28, 2017

Survey Says…

Most Louisianans think the state should spend more money on K-12 schools, higher education, health care and roads, according to the 2017 Louisiana Survey by Louisiana State University’s Public Policy Research Lab.

Number of the Day

55 - Percent of Louisianans who believe upper income people aren’t paying their fair share of taxes. (Source: 2017 Louisiana Survey)