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Medicaid Work Requirements Don’t Work

Posted on January 12, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration announced this week that states would be allowed to impose work requirements as a condition of receiving Medicaid health coverage. Gov. John Bel Edwards said his administration is “actively working” on a proposal to connect adult Medicaid recipients with work or job-training opportunities.Read more...

LBP 2017 Year in Review

Posted on January 3, 2018

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Congress leaves town for holidays without fulfilling promises to Louisiana children and families

BATON ROUGE – Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement regarding the continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate:

Members of Congress are leaving for their holiday vacations without finishing critical business that affects the lives of children and families across Louisiana.Read more...

LBP statement on tax bill passage

Posted on December 20, 2017

 

GOP Tax Plan Will Harm Louisiana Families—Will Louisiana Elected Officials Make It Worse By Supporting Cuts in Critical Programs in 2018?

BATON ROUGE – Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement after the final passage of the GOP tax bill:

“By passing this damaging tax bill, Republicans have put the interests of powerful corporations and wealthy households above working families in Louisiana.Read more...

Most people don’t like paying taxes. But people in Louisiana pay less in state and local taxes than residents of other states, on average. This is important to keep in mind as policymakers consider reforms to the state tax structure.

In 2016 Louisiana ranked 40th among states in general fund revenue per capita.… Read more...

LBP statement on passage of Senate tax plan

Posted on December 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Republican tax bill:

 “This bill, like the House bill that already passed, is a costly giveaway to the most powerful people and corporations at the expense of working families.Read more...

Senate Republicans are proposing to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone buy insurance as part of their tax overhaul bill. This would have serious consequences for Louisiana’s health care system, especially older Louisianans who buy insurance through the individual marketplace.Read more...

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