Number of the Day: March 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013
– The number of Louisianans who will not receive an alternative fuel tax credit following the governor’s decision to rescind the rule in December (Source:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
$500 million
– The minimum shift of taxes from residents to businesses under Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax proposal. (Source:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
– The estimated savings to the state from repealing the Second Amendment sales-tax holiday.  (Source:

Monday, March 25, 2013
– The percent increase of LSU tuition costs for students since 2008 (Source: LBP)

Friday, March 22, 2013
$185 million
– The value of a Medicaid processing contract between the Jindal administration and CNSI that is under federal investigation because CNSI formerly employed Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein. (Source: The Advocate)

Thursday, March 21, 2013
$650 million
– The gap between making Gov. Jindal’s tax shift plan revenue neutral, due to underestimating revenue losses from tax cuts and overestimating revenue gains from increased and broadened sales taxes. (Source: PAR)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
$1.4 billion
– The estimated revenues from taxing new services under Gov. Jindal’s tax plan. (Source:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
– Percentage of total corporate income tax in Louisiana paid by the top 190 filers who have taxable income above $10 million. (Source: Department of Revenue)

Monday, March 18, 2013
$209,000,000 – Proposed cut to Louisiana colleges and universities in the executive budget, the sixth consecutive year that state support is being reduced. (Source: The Advocate)

Friday, March 15, 2013
– The percent increase of Louisiana’s sales tax under Gov. Jindal’s tax proposal (Source:

Thursday, March 14, 2013
– The potential shared cost that Louisiana employers would pay if Louisiana does not accept the federal Medicaid expansion (Source: Jackson Hewitt)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
$100 million
– Amount executive budget proposes to take from the New Orleans Convention Center’s reserve fund, largely built up with local hotel/motel tax revenue, to replace revenue shortfalls. (Source: The Advocate)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
– The number of adults in the four-parish New Orleans metro area who may lose access to health care when the Medicaid “waiver” developed after Hurricane Katrina expires on Dec. 31. (Source: Dept. of Health & Hospitals)

Monday, March 11, 2013
– The number of employees who will lose their jobs during the privatization of LSU public hospitals in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma, Bogalusa and Lake Charles enter into private contracts. (Source: The Advocate)

Friday, March 8, 2013
– The current number of prefiled bills in the state Senate and House (Source: Louisiana State Legislature)

Thursday, March 7, 2013
– The percentage decline in Louisiana tax collections between 2008 and 2012. (Source: Rockefeller Institute)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
– The cost of Louisiana’s 468 tax exemptions in the 2011-12 fiscal year. (Source: Tax Exemption Budget, FY 12-13)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
– The monthly Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) block grant funding for a family of three in Louisiana, 13 percent less than in 1996 after adjusting for inflation (Source: CBPP)

Monday, March 4, 2013
– The current 2012-13 fiscal year budget gap, mostly due to property sales, insurance proceeds, legal settlements and fund transfers that have yet to materialize into revenue for the state. (Source: The Associated Press)

Friday, March 1, 2013
: The amount of funding for higher education in 2013-14 that is contingent on the Legislature agreeing to the use of one-time money and a new anti-fraud initiative in the Department of Revenue. (Source: Executive Budget)

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