wage gap

December 7, 2017

Deficit dishonesty

The Republican bill to cut taxes on powerful corporations and wealthy households will add at least $1 trillion to the federal debt - probably more - over the next decade.

Number of the Day

$30 million - The state general fund savings if Medicaid spending continues to come in below earlier forecasts. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health via Nola.com/The Times-Picayune)
September 14, 2017

Louisiana families continue to struggle

The poverty rate in Louisiana for adults and children remained unacceptably high in 2016 even as other states saw significant improvements. New U.S. Census data released Thursday also show that Louisiana continues to have one of the highest rates of income inequality in the United States.
March 30, 2017

A “grand slam” tax plan

Louisiana residents pay the nation’s highest sales tax. Income taxes collections are among the lowest in the country, thanks mainly to some massive deductions that don’t exist in most other states.

Number of the Day

23,000 - Number of infants who die before their first birthday each year in the United States, a number that’s been reduced by the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) which has been connecting expectant mothers to essential prenatal health care for 40 years.  (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)