Posts tagged with Food Stamps

The VP in BR

Posted on May 24, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge on Wednesday - his third visit to the Pelican State in the past year.

Number of the Day

$190 billion- Proposed budget cut, over 10 years, to the federal SNAP program that provides food assistance to low-income families. The plan would shift costs to states, low-income families, temporarily unemployed adults and the elderly. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Trump’s dangerous budget

Posted on May 23, 2017
Its official release is set for this morning, but details of President Trump’s first executive budget have been emerging since last week and the news is not good for low-income Americans or Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$72 billion -  amount cut from disability programs in President Trump’s budget — primarily from Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, which provides income assistance to poor seniors and people with disabilities. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Louisiana’s tax structure is unfair, unsustainable and inadequate, LBP Director Jan Moller explains in a guest column for The Advocate.

Number of the Day

1.1 percent - First quarter growth in Louisiana’s gross domestic product (GDP). That’s slower than Texas (3.4), Alabama (2.2) and Georgia (1.8) but faster than Mississippi (0.1) and Arkansas (0.5) (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Posted on December 10, 2015
State support for K-12 students still down; When the cupboard is bare; Budget smoke and mirrors and; The Middle class is shrinking

Monday, November 30, 2015

Posted on November 30, 2015
Gov-elect faces past due bills; Medicaid expansion hiccup?; Houma Indians seek recognition; and Giving thanks for food stamps

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Posted on October 15, 2015
Candidates get more specific about Medicaid expansion; Time limit for food assistance is counterproductive; Low tax rates not the biggest factor in economic growth and; Advice for the next governor - Real ID needs to happen Advice for the next governor - Real ID needs to happen and;

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Posted on February 5, 2014
State legislature to debate TOPS cap proposal again; Congressional Budget Office report actually praises the Affordable Care Act; Farm Bill headed to president’s desk; Jindal’s point person on costal protection resigns; and Free “Inequality for All” screening tomorrow. 23 — The percentage of Louisiana fourth graders reading proficiently (Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Posted on January 29, 2014
Private hospital operator wants state to pay for new buildings; Changes to EITC could improve marriage rates; Louisiana attempts to quietly close abortions clinics; After two years, Congress finally gets a Farm Bill; and LBP postpones “Inequality for All” screening. 3 percent – The payment error rate for federal food stamps, which is the lowest in the program’s history (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

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