Dylan Scott

February 27, 2018

The special session stalls

The House postponed any consideration of tax measures on Monday, putting the special session on hold while legislators attempt to hash out their differences behind closed doors.

Number of the Day

133,000 - Estimated decrease in the number of Louisianans who will have comprehensive nongroup health insurance coverage by 2019, due to actions taken by the Trump administration and Congress. (Source: The Urban Institute)
November 9, 2017

Cliff notes: The 2018 shortfall

Much has been written about the state’s looming fiscal cliff, often with different numbers or approximations used to describe the size of the shortfall.

Number of the Day

$1,033 -  The average amount visitors spent (per person) on a trip to New Orleans in 2016, which is more than the $1,023 average weekly wage of all workers in the city.  (Source: The State of Working New Orleans report)
November 8, 2017

Health care fits and starts

While President Donald Trump’s administration pursues one administrative action that would make it harder for some people to access Medicaid along with another that would threaten essential health benefits, people around the country are voicing support for the Affordable Care Act.

Number of the Day

3 million - Number of low-income immigrant children who would be denied the Child Tax Credit under the tax bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
October 10, 2017

Hospitality workers unite

New Orleans’s hospitality workers are the engine of the city’s tourism-based economy. Unfortunately, many of those workers don’t earn enough to maintain a decent standard of living, and 500 employees of the Hilton Riverside recently decided to do something about it.

Number of the Day

197 - Number of community health centers in Louisiana whose federal funding expired on Sept. 30 and has yet to be authorized by Congress. (Source: National Association of Community Health Centers)