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June 21, 2018

Showdown in the House

Two-plus years of debates, multiple studies and three special sessions now come down to this: The Louisiana House will take up three revenue-raising bills today, each one renewing a different fraction of the temporary “clean penny” of sales tax that expires on June 30.

Number of the Day

$11 million - Remaining cut to local sheriffs’ funding for housing state prisoners, in budget plan passed by House Appropriations on Wednesday. (Source: Nola.com/TimesPicayune)
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)
August 24, 2017

Cassidy-Graham Bill Would Deeply Cut Health Coverage Funding for Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA –  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill being pushed by Sen. Bill Cassidy would cut Louisiana’s federal funding for health coverage by $2.3 billion in 2026, according to a new report by the Washington DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  Read more...

August 3, 2017

Trump may spike insurance premiums

While congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are on hold, President Donald Trump’s administration is still debating whether to cut off payments to insurance companies that have kept premiums affordable for millions of Americans who buy coverage through the individual marketplace.

Number of the Day

39,052- number of Louisianans who are employed at firms owned by immigrants. (Source: New American Economy)