Louisiana Budget Project

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Don Ames
September 28, 2019 - 12:35 pm
The latest Census Bureau numbers show Louisiana's poverty rate dropped from 19.7 percent in 2017 to 18.6 percent last year. That's dropped Louisiana from the second most impoverished state in the nation to the third. Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller says it's an improvement,...
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Don Ames
July 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm
While attempts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage have yet to escape the lower chamber, lawmakers in the US House have approved an increase that would see the pay floor hit $15 an hour by 2025. A Congressional Budget Office report shows the increase would destroy 1.3 million jobs. And, LSU Economist...
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