Dean Heller

September 11, 2017

On tax breaks and job creation

It’s been a conservative mantra for years: If you cut taxes on corporations and ladle out incentives, they will create jobs and grow the economy.

Number of the Day

350 - Number of bills that have been filed proposing changes to the TOPS program since its inception. Of these, 75 have been enacted in law (Source: Associated Press)
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 15, 2017

Cassidy wants cuts to care

Sen. Bill Cassidy remains committed to ending the Medicaid expansion that is covering more than 430,000 low-income Louisianans, eliminating individual market subsidies for middle-income people and capping and cutting the traditional Medicaid program.

Number of the Day

1,639 - Full-time staff positions eliminated at the Department of Children and Family Services from the 2008 fiscal year to the 2017 fiscal year. A recent audit showed the cuts led to high caseloads and improper oversight of the foster care program. (Source: House Fiscal Division via LBP)