2011 Legislative Wrap-up: The No-No Session

A new report by the Louisiana Budget Project reviews the state budget for the new FY2012 fiscal year, a budget that does little to address Louisiana’s standing as one of the unhealthiest, least educated, and poorest states in the nation.

The so-called “no-no-session” produced a budget that is balanced on the backs of the poor and continues to underfund our crumbling education system and cash-strapped hospitals.

By adopting this budget, the governor and legislature acquiesce to Louisiana’s status quo of poverty, poor health, and lack of education by continuing to reduce funding for human services, health care, and education.

We can do better. We SHOULD do better.

View the full report and press release.

They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
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