Statements

December 2, 2017

LBP statement on passage of Senate tax plan

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Republican tax bill:

 “This bill, like the House bill that already passed, is a costly giveaway to the most powerful people and corporations at the expense of working families.Read more...

October 5, 2017

Statement: CFPB Action On Payday Lending Will Help Louisiana Families

A new rule released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will reduce the harms of short-term payday lending and car title lending to Louisiana families, but state protections remain crucial to prevent predatory lenders from exploiting loopholes in the rule.… Read more...

September 26, 2017

Senate right to cancel vote on Cassidy-Graham

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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June 22, 2017

Senate “health care” bill would be devastating for Louisiana families

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...