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October 11, 2018

Public charge targets immigrants

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States.

Number of the Day

15.1 percent  - The amount of households in New Orleans making less than $10,000 annually, while 9.1 percent of households earn $150,000 and more.  (Source: Bloomberg)
August 8, 2018

Impending “public charge” rule sparks fears in immigrant families

Advocates are gearing up for a fight against a proposed rule from President Donald Trump’s administration that would make major changes to a long-standing immigration law.

Number of the Day

7.9 million - Number of U.S. citizen children who could be impacted by the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the “public charge” rule because they live in families with at least one non-citizen.  (Source: Center for Law and Social Policy)
May 30, 2018

A partial solution is not good enough

The end of the second special session of 2018 is less than a week away, and the only major revenue bill to advance to the Senate is House Bill 27, by Rep. Lance Harris.

Number of the Day

$458,600,000 - Amount that would be raised by all revenue raising measures that are currently working their way through legislative process during the 2018 special session. Louisiana faces a shortfall of $648 million. (Source: LBP)
April 24, 2018

Another step toward investment in early education

Louisiana currently spends no state general fund dollars to subsidize the cost of early childhood education for low-income parents, even though thousands of families are languishing on a state waiting list.

Number of the Day

75 - percentage of TOPS recipients who are white. Only 55 percent of students at Louisiana public colleges and universities are white. (Source: The Century Foundation)