Daily Dime

June 17, 2022

Redistricting muddle

The Legislature’s latest effort to redraw Louisiana’s congressional maps is not going well. Facing a Monday deadline to approve maps that include a second Black-majority district, lawmakers have made scant progress and appear ready to punt the issue back to the federal courts.… Read more...

June 16, 2022

A medical debt crisis

An estimated 100 million Americans, including 4 in 10 adults, are saddled with medical debt. It’s a uniquely American dilemma, and a problem that keeps families from buying a home, affording a reliable car or putting money away for their childrens’ college education.… Read more...

June 15, 2022

Latest on the special session

The Legislature will gavel in at noon Wednesday for a special session aimed at redrawing Louisiana’s congressional boundaries to accurately reflect the state’s racial makeup. It comes as legislative leaders plan to beg U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick for more time as they hope for a higher court to preserve the current maps.… Read more...

June 14, 2022

The 2022 Legislature: A windfall session

The Louisiana Legislature began its 2022 session with an historic opportunity to make long-overdue investments in the Pelican State’s people and communities. A combination of surplus dollars, federal pandemic relief money and a surge in state tax collections left legislators with unprecedented amounts of revenue to distribute among Louisiana’s many needs.… Read more...