Economic Justice

Rental assistance in COVID-19 relief package ‘about a third of what...

The COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress at the end of 2020 extended rental assistance to people struggling to stay in their homes during...

After losing home, Lake Charles family keeps their sprits bright during...

Even though Skyla Thomas and her kids have had to move three times this year, it hasn’t stopped her kids from being kids. “We try...

What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill—and what’s out

WASHINGTON—Congress is set to pass a massive bipartisan emergency relief bill that’s intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House...

Northeast Louisiana was suffering before the pandemic and is in more...

By Jan Moller and Kristen Lewis Louisiana has had a year unlike any other. The Covid-19 virus has killed more than 6,500 Louisianians, sickened hundreds...

Black Louisiana residents are worse off than White Louisiana residents, report...

A Human Development report of Louisiana found major disparities in quality of life between Black and White Louisiana residents, and gaps between Louisianans and...

Louisiana commerce board approves tax exemption for Folger despite allegation that...

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry on Friday approved $220 million of single-year industrial tax exemptions, including 13 exemptions for Folger Coffee Company...

Bill passes offering $48 million in tax breaks to oil and...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would give an estimated $48 million in tax exemptions to the oil and gas industry. House Bill...

House labor committee rejects bill that would punish misclassification of employees

House lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bill designed to prevent businesses from skirting state taxes by fraudulently misclassifying employees as independent contractors. House Bill 34,...

Louisiana lawmakers push COVID-19 relief for businesses, but not workers

Louisiana lawmakers approved several bills Monday (Oct. 12) that would provide relief to businesses in light of the state’s unprecedented, pandemic-related unemployment rate, but...

Louisiana governor, Legislature want to avoid unemployment program changes

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana’s legislative leadership are looking for ways to avoid the consequences of draining the state’s unemployment trust fund, which...

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