Unemployment bills compete for deep cuts or slow increases in benefits
State lawmakers will have at least two competing unemployment bills to consider that would change unemployment insurance in Louisiana, bringing either deep cuts or slow increases in benefits to out-of-work residents: House Bill 610 would increase unemployment benefits to rates in line with the rest of the country, while Senate Bill 225 would bring deep cuts […]
DEBERRY: Did the ‘hardworking Louisianians’ that politicians praise up and decide to become less so?
You’d be hard pressed to find a politician who hasn’t described the people he or she represents as hardworking. That modifier is such a part of the political lexicon that it’s rarely noticed. It’s similar in that regard to the way that every governor claims to lead “the great state of…whatever.” In political speech, everybody […]