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About that fiscal cliff

Posted on January 16, 2018
Time is running out for Gov. John Bel Edwards and GOP leaders in the House to strike a deal on how to avoid the $1.5 billion fiscal cliff.

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3.2 million - Increase in the number of Americans without health insurance in 2017. After years of decline, the uninsured rate ticked up 1.3 percentage points last year. (Source: Gallup via Axios)

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...

The tax bill and the fiscal cliff

Posted on January 8, 2018
While the tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump last month will drain at least $1.5 billion in federal revenues over the next decade, it will have the opposite effect in Louisiana, thanks to an unorthodox tax deduction embedded in the state constitution.

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Deficit dishonesty

Posted on December 7, 2017
The Republican bill to cut taxes on powerful corporations and wealthy households will add at least $1 trillion to the federal debt - probably more - over the next decade.

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$30 million - The state general fund savings if Medicaid spending continues to come in below earlier forecasts. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health via Nola.com/The Times-Picayune)

Harvard on the Bayou

Posted on December 1, 2017
The cost of higher education has shifted dramatically in the last decade from state taxpayers to students.

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$1 trillion - The net cost of the Senate tax plan, according to analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation after factoring in an estimated $458 billion in revenue from economic growth and $51 billion over a decade in interest payments. (Source: Joint Committee on Taxation via The Washington Post)

Edwards wants specifics on budget cuts

Posted on November 10, 2017
Conservative critics who want to address Louisiana’s $1.5 billion fiscal “cliff” with budget cuts instead of tax reform have an obligation to detail where those cuts should occur, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday to several hundred citizen activists convened by Together Louisiana.

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601,462 - Number of people who signed up for health insurance through the ACA’s individual marketplace during the first four days of enrollment, outpacing sign-ups from last year. (Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Health care fits and starts

Posted on November 8, 2017
While President Donald Trump’s administration pursues one administrative action that would make it harder for some people to access Medicaid along with another that would threaten essential health benefits, people around the country are voicing support for the Affordable Care Act.

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3 million - Number of low-income immigrant children who would be denied the Child Tax Credit under the tax bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Tax plan favors richest

Posted on November 3, 2017
The $1.5 trillion House tax plan released Thursday prioritizes tax cuts for the wealthiest households and profitable corporations and would dramatically increase the deficit.

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13 million - Number of families who make under $100,000 per year who would face a tax increase under the House tax plan. (Source: The New York Times)

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