Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

LOSING POPULATION

It was recently reported by Dan Fagan of The Advocate that Louisiana was one of four states with a population drop of five figures or more between July 2018 and July 2019. The Census Bureau reported Louisiana lost 10,896 people during those twelve months. The Bureau also reported more than 26,000 people chose to leave Louisiana and move to other U.S. states during that time. Our net population dropped only by 10,896 because we had approximately 15,000 more births than deaths during those twelve months.

What is more alarming is the year prior, from July 2017 to July 2018, an additional 7,914 left Louisiana to live in other states. The year before that the Bureau reported another 27,515 Louisianans left the state to live elsewhere between July 2016 and July 2017. That’s more than 80,000 people over a three year period giving up Louisiana and looking for greener pastures elsewhere. You can counter that with births outnumbering deaths in a migration Louisiana. Our state has a net loss of 33,031 people since 2016.

Governor John Bel Edwards was inaugurated in January 2016 and immediately raised millions in new taxes and gutted incentives in Louisiana businesses. During that time the “shake down of oil industries” began.

 

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