health care costs

March 23, 2018

Budget gimmicks will not solve revenue problem

Using one-time money to pay for long term, ongoing expenses is not a sustainable way to run a household, let alone a state budget. But that’s exactly what House GOP leader Lance Harris is proposing as a fix for Louisiana’s fiscal cliff.

Number of the Day

$70 million - Amount the state has cut its Child Care Assistance Program since 2008. Legislation approved by the House Education committee on Thursday would restore $10 million in funding for the program. (Source: The Daily Advertiser)
August 7, 2017

A bipartisan health-care plan?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck a conciliatory note as he returned home to Kentucky, fresh from his failed attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that would have taken health-care coverage from millions of Americans.

Number of the Day

216 - Days since John N. Kennedy was sworn in as Louisiana’s junior U.S. Senator. He has yet to hold a public meeting with constituents. (Source: Nola.com)