tipped workers

June 13, 2018

Budget cuts impact would be widespread

The budget bill passed by the Legislature in the waning minutes of the last special session includes across-the-board cuts to agencies and programs throughout state government that would wreak havoc on essential services.

Number of the Day

$16.16 - The hourly rate a Louisiana worker needs to afford a two-bedroom rental without spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. (Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition)
January 17, 2018

Fiscal mission possible

The Advocate’s Lanny Keller argues in his weekly column that proximity to the 2019 elections means there’s still hope for a budget deal between Gov. John Bel Edwards and House GOP leaders.

Number of the Day

$2.13 - The minimum hourly wage for tipped workers in Louisiana. (Source: US Department of Labor)