October 4, 2022

Census Louisiana: Poverty, Income and Health Insurance

March 22, 2022

Raising SNAP’s gross income limit supports work

Food assistance benefits provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) generally taper off as income rises, ensuring that most SNAP recipients are better off when they get a raise at work. But some SNAP recipients—particularly working families with high childcare costs—face a financial cliff when their income rises enough to make them ineligible for the program, but not enough to make up for the benefits they lose.… Read more...

November 17, 2021

Louisiana should make SNAP work better for working people

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Every Louisiana worker, from the sanitation workers who keep our communities clean to the early childhood teachers who care for our youngest kids, deserves to eat decent, nutritious meals, live in a safe home, and enjoy time with those they love.… Read more...

October 5, 2021

Louisiana needs the feds to step up

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous economic and personal hardship in Louisiana in 2020. Devastating job and wage losses due to the pandemic would have driven tens of thousands of our neighbors into poverty. Instead, robust government aid and a strong safety net actually lowered poverty during the pandemic, according to the latest data from the U.S.… Read more...