Steve Hardy

September 27, 2018

Louisiana must support young parents

Three out of every 4 children with parents ages 18 to 24 live in poverty in Louisiana. Younger parents typically have fewer savings and lower levels of education, which creates barriers to success and opportunity for their families.

Number of the Day

$23,000 - Median household income for families with young parents, ages 18 to 24, in the U.S. (Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation)
August 13, 2018

Planning for the next recession?

Louisiana’s economy - like the nation’s - is doing quite well at the moment. Unemployment and inflation are low and growth is strong. The state budget is finally stable after a decade of turmoil. But at some point in the next few years, the economic tide will turn and Louisiana (and the country) will find itself in a recession.

Number of the Day

$318,927,883.71 - Balance of Louisiana’s Budget Stabilization Fund, down from $853,719,306 in 2008-09. (Source: House Fiscal Division; Legislative Fiscal Office).