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BATON ROUGE – Congress is debating a comprehensive farm bill this summer, and the competing versions offered by the House and Senate could hardly be more different.

The House bill, which was approved earlier this month, would cut funding for food assistance by nearly $19 billion and invest that money in risky new work programs.

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Sales-tax renewal brings much-needed stability

BATON ROUGE – The Legislature’s agreement on a revenue deal is excellent news for college students and faculty members, prosecutors, and the nearly 900,000 low-income Louisiana residents who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make ends meet each month.… Read more...

Statement from Louisiana Budget Project director Jan Moller on the Executive Budget:

“The executive budget presented today is completely unacceptable, and should be enough to convince every legislator that tax reform cannot wait. If it wasn’t already obvious, it should now be clear to everyone that the fiscal cliff is real, and that cutting our way out of this mess is not a viable option.… Read more...

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...

Senate right to cancel vote on Cassidy-Graham

Posted on September 26, 2017

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement about the U.S. Senate’s decision to cancel a vote on Sen. Bill Cassidy’s health care proposal:

“This is excellent news for the nearly two million Louisianans who rely on Medicaid or the individual marketplace to purchase their insurance.

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The Senate health-care plan would be devastating for Louisiana families, care providers and the state budget while providing a massive tax cut for the ultra-rich. Instead of fixing the many problems with the House-passed American Health Care Act, the newest version makes them worse by calling for even deeper cuts to the Medicaid program.Read more...

The Wrong Prescription

Posted on March 7, 2017

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was introduced March 6 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would be a major step backwards for Louisiana and for the hundreds of thousands of residents who have recently gained access to quality, affordable health coverage.… Read more...

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