Daily Dime

November 5, 2019

ACA lawsuit is a reverse Robin Hood

A lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act, brought by 18 attorneys general, including Louisina’s Jeff Landry, would cut taxes for the most well-off, while ending health coverage for millions of Americans, according to a new paper from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Read more...

November 4, 2019

The con-con con

Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone has refused to detail what changes he wants to see in Louisiana’s constitution, which he has promised to overhaul if elected governor. But the AP’s Melinda Deslatte reports that Rispone would lean heavily on the conservative Pelican Institute for Public Policy for guidance.Read more...

November 1, 2019

“Like raindrops but yellow” — mapping pollution in Cancer Alley

Protests calling attention to profound rates of industrial pollution in “Death Alley,” more commonly referred to as “Cancer Alley,” have resulted in multiple arrests this week. Meanwhile, Louisiana has approved seven new facilities in the area that will be “major sources” of toxic air pollution, according to the EPA’s criteria.Read more...

October 31, 2019

Clash of the candidates

Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone met Wednesday for their only face-to-face televised debate before the Nov. 16 runoff, and the results were not pretty. The candidates spent much of the hour blasting each other, while providing little new information about the policies they’d enact if elected.Read more...