Childcare

June 13, 2018

Budget cuts impact would be widespread

The budget bill passed by the Legislature in the waning minutes of the last special session includes across-the-board cuts to agencies and programs throughout state government that would wreak havoc on essential services.

Number of the Day

$16.16 - The hourly rate a Louisiana worker needs to afford a two-bedroom rental without spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. (Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition)
May 2, 2017

House budget is “Jindal on steroids”

Health care services for the poor, K-12 public school education and safety-net services for abused and neglected children are among the state services that would take big hits next year in a spending plan approved by the House budget committee in a party-line vote on Monday.

Number of the Day

$1 billion -  Preliminary estimate of the amount of federal funding Louisiana could lose as result of the $235 million reduction in state funding for the Department of Health. (Source: The Times Picayune/Nola.com)
June 16, 2016

Another critical day for the budget

The effort to raise enough money to avoid cuts to state services faces another critical test today on the House floor.
May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jindal’s education agenda lives on; Medicaid expansion helps Monroe hospital stay open; TANF: 20 years later; and Where are the plans for affordable childcare?