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Women Earn 66 Cents Per Every Dollar A Man Makes In Louisiana

Apr 7, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Why equal pay is so important to Louisiana: "Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but women working full time, year round are typically paid less than full-time, year-round male workers in every state. Nationally, women working full time, year round typically make only 76.5 cents for every dollar a man makes and the size ...

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Louisiana Lags In Women Business Owners

Apr 2, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Economic empowerment is an essential tool for raising living standards and for battling poverty. By almost any measure, Louisiana has a long way to go in terms of economic equality and the eradication of poverty. One vital measure of progress is the breadth of small business success. New Orleans has seen steady progress in the expansion of ...

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Keeping Tabs On The 2014 Session

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The 2014 Legislative began on Monday and will run through June 2nd. For the next three months, both Houses of the Legislature will confront many critical issues, large and small, that affect everyday Louisianians. But the action isn't just in the Capitol. Your voice is essential in this process. And it is vital that you stay informed. ...

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Outlining Legislative Priorities 2014

Feb 13, 2014 1 Comment ›› atuozzolo

This week, as Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, I spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club about our party's legislative priorities. Our state continues to suffer from inadequate access to health care, too many working Louisianians living in poverty,  and a yawning wage disparity between men and women. To address these issues, our party is focusing ...

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Congrats to New Leaders Council Louisiana Fellows Class of 2014

Feb 4, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The New Leaders Council, an organization devoted to developing the next generation of progressive leadership, has named its 2014 Louisiana fellows. See the list here. "NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the ...

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Jazz Fest 2014 Line-ups Announced

Jan 27, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Jazz Fest '14 Line-ups Announced! The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has announced the 2014 music line-up! Who are you excited to see? See the lineups here

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Circle Foods Re-Opens

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Access to fresh food affects so many aspects of our lives. Communities can rise and fall on the basis of access to affordable, fresh foods, elements that nourish minds and promote good health. New Orleans has always been a city full of neighborhood grocers, corner stores, and food-centric communities. One of our city's oldest institutions, the Circle Food Store, ...

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“Auditor: Louisiana school voucher program needs better oversight”

Jan 7, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Via Nola.com/The Times-Picayune: "Louisiana's controversial school voucherprogram doesn't have enough safeguards to ensure participating private schools spend public money properly and educate the students they admit, legislative auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report Monday. The Louisiana Scholarship Program lets some low-income students attend private school at taxpayer expense. Gov. Bobby Jindal spent the fall defending it nationally after the U.S. Justice ...

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Affordable Care Act Signups Total 6 Million for 2013

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

After a rocky start, the Affordable Care Act has powered through December, passing over one million signups through the Federal website, HealthCare.Gov, alone. State websites also signed up over a million Americans, for a total of two million newly enrolled in private insurance. Over 6 million Americans have gained health insurance, cutting the ranks of national uninsured by 10% ...

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#GetCovered – Buy Insurance Before 12/23/13 To Have Insurance on 1/1/14

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Now that Heathcare.Gov is working well, it's time to #getcovered before the end of the year! If you sign up by December 23rd, you'll have insurance that starts on New Years! Of course, you can continue to shop and search for insurance throughout the spring in order to meet the ACA's requirements, but getting insurance sooner means you'll ...

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