Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

February 23, 2018

Spending cap changes would wreak havoc on budget

One of the few bills that advanced out of committee this week is a dangerous proposal from House Speaker Taylor Barras to change the formula that governs the state spending cap.

Number of the Day

$40 million - amount of additional state funding requested by two education advisory groups this week, the equivalent of 1 percent of the state’s current allocation to public schools. (Source: The Advocate)
January 11, 2018

State’s budget problems hurt LSU recruitment

Louisiana’s ongoing, self-inflicted budget travails are making it harder for the state’s flagship university to attract the best and brightest students.

Number of the Day

86,000 - Number of Kentucky residents who are expected to lose their health care coverage if Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver application to add work requirements and fees is approved.  (Source: Kentucky Center for Economic Policy)