Fred Mills

January 29, 2018

CHIP reauthorization leaves out community health centers

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.

Number of the Day

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)
March 22, 2017

Red flags over budget cuts

Coming out of a recent retreat, Louisiana’s House GOP delegation seemed to agree on one thing: The need to continue cutting state services. But figuring out which services to cut is proving difficult, and some conservatives are pushing to restore funding for specific services.Read more...