David Perdue

August 4, 2017

Happy (belated) birthday, Medicaid

The Medicaid program turned 52 years old this week. That’s how long it’s been since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the unique federal-state partnership that finances health coverage that nearly 1.6 million Louisianans now depend on.

Number of the Day

4 - Number of jobs created by Stixis, a technology firm whose deal with the state required creation of 900 jobs by 2019 to qualify for tax credits. (Source: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report)