state budget

May 11, 2023

House budget reflects misplaced priorities

The state budget is supposed to reflect Louisiana’s priorities. As the annual legislative session reached the halfway point this week, the budget bill crafted by House conservatives fails to prioritize teachers, people with Medicaid coverage and parents with preschool children.  

The changes made by the House took a sensible budget proposal from Gov.… Read more...

June 14, 2022

The 2022 Legislature: A windfall session

March 15, 2022

A Recovery Agenda for Louisiana

July 15, 2021

With Local ARPA Funds, Louisiana’s Advocates Can Build a Lasting Recovery

The first tranche of American Rescue Plan Act dollars have started making their way into state and local government coffers – and while the Louisiana Legislature has already appropriated approximately $1.6 billion of its expected $3 billion from the Rescue Plan, parish and municipal governments have only just begun conversations about how to spend their shares.… Read more...