HB38 by Representative Rick Edmonds brings sunlight to local school district spending by adding many school districts to the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website, LouisianaCheckbook.com, and requiring other smaller entities to post enhanced transparency on their websites. It is modeled after both Louisiana Checkbook and an existing project by the Lafayette Parish School Board to post...View Report
21.6 percent of Louisianans are living in poverty, the second highest in the country, while the average household income has decreased 13% since 2009.
Rep. Norton has reintroduced the Equal Pay for Women Act, which would give the state power to correct and eliminate discriminatory wage practices based on sex for "comparable" work. However, various academics claim that the the male-female wage gap has little to do with discrimination, and more so with job preferences.