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June 20, 2017

NEW REPORT: The American Health Care Act Would Reverse Recent Coverage Gains and Strain Louisiana’s Budget

The American Health Care Act would be devastating for the state budget, health care providers and residents of all parts of the state.
May 25, 2017

New LBP report: Pensions in the Parishes 2017

Altogether, Louisiana’s pension systems pay out more than $4 billion in benefits to 164,000 retirees and their families every year—an amount equivalent to 2 percent of all personal income in the state.
May 23, 2017

Policy brief: SB 153 establishes a minimum wage for Louisiana

For the second year in a row, the Senate Labor Committee agreed to establish a minimum wage in Louisiana. Sen. Troy Carter’s Senate Bill 153 would require workers to be paid at least $8.50 per hour starting in 2019 – and would make Louisiana the 30th state with a minimum wage higher than the $7.25 federal rate.Read more...

May 12, 2017

Report: House health bill is hazardous to women’s health

The health bill passed by the House, in particular its proposal to cap and cut Medicaid and end the program’s expansion, would have devastating consequences for the 766,400 women in Louisiana who rely on the program, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Read more...