Number of the Day: December 2012

Thursday, December, 20, 2012
– The number of workers in Louisiana that would gain health-care coverage if the state accepted Medicaid expansion (Source: LBP)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
$200 million –
The approximate annual cuts from Medicaid and Disproportionate Share Hospital spending (funding for insured care) made on an annual basis since Gov. Jindal took office. (Source: Dr. Fred Cerise, former LSU health chief)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
$260 million
– The projected loss of revenue for Louisiana if Congress fails to reach a deal on the “fiscal cliff.” Source: (The Advocate)

Monday, December 17, 2012
– The annual income threshold for a non-pregnant adult in a Louisiana family of three to qualify for Medicaid (Source: Times-Picayune)

Friday, December 14, 2012
– Consecutive years that Louisiana has experienced mid-year budget shortfalls.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
– The amount of money Louisiana may have to give to tobacco companies for violating a 1998 settlement agreement (Source: The Advocate)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
– The percent increase from 2007 to 2012 of the number of Louisiana children living with long-term unemployed parents (Sources: LBP, Urban Institute)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
– The percent of Enterprise Zone jobs created outside of an economically depressed community (Source: LBP Testimony to Revenue Study Commission)

Monday, December 10, 2012
– The maximum number of weeks one can claim unemployment benefits in Louisiana if federal emergency benefits expire at the end of the year. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Friday, December 7, 2012
– The percent of every dollar in Louisiana revenue that funded the correctional system in 2010 (Source: Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections)

Thursday, December 6, 2012
1,600,000 – The number of Louisiana families that will experience an income tax increase if fiscal cliff deals are not reached. (Source: The White House)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
– The amount of federal assistance Louisiana receives for every taxpayer dollar sent to Washington (Source:

Tuesday, December 3, 2012
21 – The percent of every dollar in the state budget that Louisiana spends on business incentive programs (Source: New York Times)

Monday, December 3, 2012
– The amount of money Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has cut from higher education budgets since 2008 (Source: The Advocate)


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