ICYMI: Top LSU officials conspired to cover up football coach Les Miles’ sexual harassment, then engaged in a yearslong retaliation against the employee who reported it, LSU Associate Athletic Director of Football Recruiting Sharon Lewis alleges in a series of federal and state lawsuits expected to be filed this week. According to the latest investigative story from USA Today, Lewis names several senior officials who she claims tormented her, discriminated based on sex and race and underpaid her. Read the full story.
Unequal burden: Poor Louisiana households pay a bigger share of their income in state and local taxes than richer households, which helps to reinforce long-standing racial disparities, an advocacy group argues in a new policy paper, The Center Square reports. Thanks largely to high sales tax rates, the bottom 20% of Louisiana households in terms of income spends 11.1% of its income on state and local taxes, according to the paper from Louisiana Budget Project. Read the full story.
Expanding: President Joe Biden is set to announce today that every adult in the U.S. will be eligible by April 19 to be vaccinated. The announcement comes more than a week after every Louisiana adult was made eligible. Biden’s original goal had been 100 million shots in arms by the end of his first 100 days. Get vaccine information here.