Number of the Day: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
– Total cut to LSU Health Care Services Division (which runs the seven South Louisiana state hospitals) proposed in the governor’s executive budget. (Source: Executive Budget)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
47 million
– The amount of money in Gov. Jindal’s proposed executive budget that is contingent upon the sale of six tracts of state property. (Source: The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
– The number of children who will be cut from Head Start and Early Head Start services due to sequestration. (Source: The White House)

Monday, February 25, 2013
– Additional per-pupil funding that school districts would receive through the Minimum Foundation Program had state funding kept pace with inflation since 2009. (Source: LBP)

Friday, February 22, 2013
– The amount Louisiana would not have to spend on uninsured care over the next decade if the state accepted the federal Medicaid expansion (Source: LBP)

Thursday, February 21, 2013
– The number of Army civilians in Louisiana that would experience one-day-a-week furloughs if no deal between Congress and the President is reached to avert what is known as budget sequestration. (Source:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
167 –
The percent increase in the cost of Louisiana tax exemptions between 2001 and 2011 (Source: LBP)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
– The amount Louisiana taxpayers paid to finance Gov. Jindal’s security detail for his out-of-state trips since 2008. (Source: The Associated Press)

Monday, February 18, 2013
– The percent of Louisiana’s special education students that graduate from high school (Source: The Advocate)

Friday, February 15, 2013
– The minimum wage in Louisiana (Source: US Department of Labor)

Thursday, February 14, 2013
– The percent of Louisianans that disapprove of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s performance (Source: Public Policy Polling)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
– Louisiana’s national ranking for public education student graduation rate (Source: The Advocate)

Friday, February 8, 2013
– The percent of Louisianans who support state participation in federal Medicaid expansion (Source: Louisiana Politics)

Thursday, February 7, 2013
– The maximum income a family of three can earn to qualify for Medicaid in Louisiana under the current law. (Source: Times-Picayune)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
– The number of residents in the greater New Orleans area that receive primary care through health clinics created to serve uninsured residents in greater New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. (Source: Times-Picayune)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
17.5% –
Percent of Louisiana’s population with no health insurance coverage. (Source: American Community Survey)

Monday, February 4, 2013
$0.36 –
Louisiana’s cigarette tax, which is the third lowest in the country (Source: American Lung Association).

Friday, February 1, 2013
93 percent
– The percentage increase in Louisiana’s public sector union growth between 2011 and 2012 (Source: CEPR)

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