Number of the Day: July 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013
26 – The percent of Louisiana children who live in poverty. (Source: National Center for Children in Poverty)

Friday, July 26, 2013
36 – The percent of the wetland loss in southeastern Louisiana between 1932 and 1990 that resulted from the direct and indirect effects of actions taken by the oil and gas industry (Source: U.S. Geological Survey and the Gas Research Institute via

Thursday, July 25, 2013
$1.1 million – The vale of no-bid contract legal work awarded to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s former executive counsel since he left the Jindal administration. (Source: The Advocate)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
$700 million – The amount of back taxes owed to the State of Louisiana (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office via

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
$5.5 million – The amount of new revenue Louisiana would receive if the state extended Internet sales taxes to the online purchase of five major digital goods: electronic books, online music, mobile apps, online video and online games. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Monday, July 22, 2013
72 – The percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) beneficiaries who are in families with children (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Friday, July 19, 2013
81,000 – The number of Louisiana residents who received health insurance rebates under Obamacare as of July 18 (Source: Department of Health and Human Services via

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Two-thirds – The fraction of Louisiana public high school seniors who cannot earn admission to a Louisiana college or university without remediation requirements.  (Source: Department of Education via The Advocate)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
1,891 – The number of state employees who received pink slips in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. (Source: Department of State Civil Service via the Associated Press)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
237 – The number of days until the start of the 2014 Legislative Session (Source: Louisiana State Legislature)

Monday, July 15, 2013
1 – Louisiana’s national (and world) ranking in incarceration rate. (Source:

Friday, July 12, 2013
$1.3 million – The amount of scholarships awarded by the LSU Board of Supervisors through a little-known scholarship program (Source: The Lens)

Thursday, July 11, 2013
$420 million – The amount of money drained from the state’s Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly since Gov. Bobby Jindal took office. (Source: The Associated Press)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
$17 million – The estimated increase in Louisiana’s state and local tax revenues that would result from immigration reform (Source: ITEP)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
24,505 – The four-week average of continued unemployment insurance claims filed in Louisiana for the period ending June 29, 2013 (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission via

Monday, July 8, 2013
15 – The percent of state higher education funding tied to education outcomes (Source: Stateline)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
16,100 — Number of federal, state and local government jobs in Louisiana that have disappeared since January 2008. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via The Lens)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
1,500,000 — The number of military families with children that receive either the federal Earned Income Tax Credit or the Child Tax Credit. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).

Monday, July 1, 2013
300,000 — The number of people who do not qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private insurance on their own. (Source: The Advocate)

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