No subject interests me more than the well-being of Louisiana's children. For too many decades, the well-being of children in Louisiana has lagged the nation. Louisiana is living a present and facing a future which are consequences of poorly prioritizing the needs of our children in the past.
While we do many things right today, a history of personal poverty has held sway over progress for Louisiana's children. In both rural and metropolitan areas, Louisiana has some of the most impoverished communities in the nation.