February 13, 2017

Economists dispute spending growth

As the Legislature convenes this evening for a 10-day special session to re-balance the state budget, a central point of debate will be over the size of state government - and whether its growth has outpaced the broader state economy.
December 5, 2016

Dec. 5: ACA and The danger of “repeal, then delay”

More than a half-million Louisianans have signed up for health coverage in the six years since the federal Affordable Care Act took effect
September 9, 2016

Sept. 9: Federal disaster aid flowing, but more needed

Louisiana will now pay 10 percent of the costs of federal disaster assistance in the aftermath of the historic August flooding, instead of 25 percent, after costs exceeded a $621 million threshold.
August 31, 2016

Aug. 31: Gas tax lags as infrastructure projects wait

Louisiana’s gas tax has been unchanged since 1990, and has lost much of its purchasing power since then because of inflation.