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September 11, 2017

On tax breaks and job creation

It’s been a conservative mantra for years: If you cut taxes on corporations and ladle out incentives, they will create jobs and grow the economy.

Number of the Day

350 - Number of bills that have been filed proposing changes to the TOPS program since its inception. Of these, 75 have been enacted in law (Source: Associated Press)
August 24, 2017

Cassidy-Graham bill would gut Medicaid

Sen. Bill Cassidy has said repeatedly that his latest health-care bill would “give power back to the states and back to patients.”

Number of the Day

3,835 -  Number of young immigrants in Louisiana who have been granted temporary legal status under  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). (Source: U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services)
February 2, 2017

Feb. 2: Making amends for poor budget decisions

Louisiana’s current budget travails stretch back almost a decade, since lawmakers voted in bipartisan fashion to cut income taxes and make up for the lost revenue with deep budget cuts and an ever-growing reliance on “one-time” revenue, including use of the Rainy Day Fund.