September 18, 2018

Location and life expectancy in New Orleans

The average life expectancy in a region says a lot about the population’s overall health, and a new tool  developed by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a glimpse at life expectancy data down to the  Census tract level.

Number of the Day

634,000 - Estimated number of adults in Louisiana who have a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. (Source: Nola.com/The Times Picayune)
August 23, 2018

Louisiana teachers need a raise

A decade of stagnant pay has left teacher salaries in Louisiana below the Southern and national average, and could be one reason why it’s hard to find middle-school teachers who understand basic math

Number of the Day

$2.74: Amount Louisiana’s hourly minimum wage would need to rise to bring a family of three, headed by a single parent working full-time for minimum wage, up to the federal poverty line. (Source: Federal Poverty Guidelines)
March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

They’re baaack…; Special session: The post-mortems; Economist: A Taxing Job and; Wage inequality widened in 2015
March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Session ends with budget gaps; Editorial: Now comes the hard part; A balanced federal budget is not very balanced; and Diminished earnings = Political angst