September 12, 2017

Middle-class incomes at record high

U.S. Census Bureau data released this morning suggest that the long national economic recovery that began in 2009 after the Great Recession has finally taken root for many middle-income American families.

Number of the Day

10.3- Percentage of Louisianans without health insurance coverage, the lowest uninsured rate in the state’s history. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
October 10, 2016

Oct. 10: A rocky rebuilding path

The Advocate’s editorial board says that while New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina is rightly celebrated across America, several mistakes occurred that made it harder for poor families to recover from the flooding that devastated the city.
October 5, 2016

October 5: Auditing switch cost state millions

Louisiana lost out on millions of dollars in tax revenue thanks to a disastrous decision by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration to put the Department of Natural Resources in charge of severance tax field audits that had previously been conducted by the state Department of Revenue.
September 20, 2016

Sept. 20: Audit: Still no sunshine on tax incentives

Three years after the Louisiana Legislature voted to require more information about the cost and benefits of the state’s various tax break programs, a new report finds that state agencies are doing a poor job of complying with the law.