Louisiana Becomes First Non-Republican State to Cut Off Pandemic Aid

Amid the pandemic, thousands of companies orchestrated mass layoffs and job terminations, leaving many with no main source of income other than aid.

Deemed a temporary but beneficial solution, the government rolled out of federal pandemic unemployment benefits in March 2020 that offered jobless Americans an additional $300 per week.

The benefits are slated to expire in September 2021, but some state governors have signed legislature to end benefits in their...