State of Working

September 19, 2017

Cassidy bill “uniquely and disproportionately” hurts Louisiana

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s ACA repeal and replace proposal is the center of attention on Capitol Hill this week. As the Senate barrels toward a possible vote next week, it’s becoming increasingly clear how harmful the bill would be for Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$5.04 - Amount of wealth the average black family in America accumulates for every $100 in wealth accumulated by the average white family. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey via The Upshot Blog)
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)