September 20, 2017

Opposition mounts against Cassidy-Graham

As the Cassidy-Graham health care repeal bill gains momentum on Capitol Hill, opposition to the measure is mounting as well.

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8.1 percent - Gross Domestic Product growth in Lake Charles metropolitan area in 2016, making it the fastest-growing in the country (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis).
May 5, 2017

AHCA is bad for Louisiana families

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), approved narrowly Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, is the most damaging piece of legislation for low and middle-income families in modern American history.

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$20,560 - Average premium surcharge for a pregnancy for a 40-year-old living in Louisiana under AHCA (Source: Center for American Progress)
April 28, 2017

Next steps on tax reform

The House Appropriations Committee will release its version of the budget on Monday and it’s expected to contain millions of dollars in cuts, though where those cuts will fall remains a mystery.

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$19.60 - Value of federal minimum wage in 2019, had it kept up with economic productivity growth. SB 153 would establish a Louisiana minimum wage of $8.50 in 2019. (Source: Economic Policy Institute)
March 9, 2017

GOP health care bill under fire

As House committees began marking up the American Health Care Act yesterday, the bill was the subject of bipartisan, bicameral criticism.