The Advocate’s editorial page hails Congress’ six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which had expired at the end of September and hung in the balance for months while GOP leaders focused on higher priorities such as cutting taxes on corporations.
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42 - Percentage of state revenues that came from mineral revenues in 1981-82, the peak year for the oil industry in Louisiana. In 2016-17, mineral revenue accounted for 4.3 percent of the state tax base. (Source: Division of Administration)