Joyce James

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Joyce James is state director for LA BEST.
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Financial System

After a Far Fall, Is Louisiana Becoming a Better Place for its Lower Income Families?

When the 2017 Prosperity Now Scorecard was published last month, it was no surprise that Louisiana ranked second-to-last among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as it typically falls somewhere near the bottom. In many ways, the Scorecard confirmed what we already knew: that most Louisiana families, especially low-income families and families of color, are not faring well financially. What was surprising, however, was how far Louisiana had fallen.