Aaron Klein

February 27, 2018

The special session stalls

The House postponed any consideration of tax measures on Monday, putting the special session on hold while legislators attempt to hash out their differences behind closed doors.

Number of the Day

133,000 - Estimated decrease in the number of Louisianans who will have comprehensive nongroup health insurance coverage by 2019, due to actions taken by the Trump administration and Congress. (Source: The Urban Institute)
February 9, 2018

Decision day on special session

After months of behind-the-scenes conversations and public posturing, Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to decide today whether to call the Legislature into a special session to deal with the state’s $1 billion fiscal cliff.

Number of the Day

$220 million - Annual revenue that would be generated by making one-fourth of the 1-penny sales tax permanent, which would plug less than 25 percent of the $1 billion fiscal cliff. (Source: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune)