African American unemployment rate

January 9, 2018

No deal, no special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards met privately with House leaders on Monday in an effort to find agreement on a package of revenue measures that would replace the temporary sales tax that expires on July 1.

Number of the Day

6.8 percent- The national unemployment rate for African-Americans, the lowest on record. The white unemployment rate is 3.7 percent. (Source: The Washington Post)
January 4, 2018

Federal budget negotiations begin

Congress faces a Jan. 19 deadline to strike a budget deal or trigger a government shutdown.

Number of the Day

5.8 percent - The reduction of violent crime attributed to Medicaid expansion and access to substance abuse treatment overall in expansion states. (Source: Brookings Institute)