The proposed settlement is heralded by some as a major victory, supposedly securing $100 million for the state to use for coastal restoration. In reality, the proposed settlement, if adopted, would yield nowhere near $100 million and divert much of the money it did raise to unrelated government spending. Two key flaws undermine the settlement’s...View Report
Two weeks ago, it appeared as though the Louisiana economy was once again headed for darker times. As other states were reinstituting stricter lockdown penalties and Mayor LaToya Cantrell was canceling Mardi Gras, the number of new Louisiana unemployment claims skyrocketed to over 40,000. It seemed the lack of travel to Louisiana might have resulted in...
A new study by the Louisiana Workforce Commission suggests that Louisiana will see a surge in green jobs in the next 10 years.
Despite higher job numbers, Louisiana's unemployment rate increased by 12 percent from May 2010 to May 2011. Louisianians are also staying on unemployment insurance longer.