June 11, 2019

The people we tax into poverty

People across the political spectrum agree that our tax system shouldn’t push people into poverty. But while federal tax policy does a reasonably effective job at protecting low-income people who are elderly or have children, it fails to extend the same protections to childless, working-age adults.Read more...

December 9, 2016

Dec. 9: Tax structure should be fair, predictable and “sufficient”

Gov. John Bel Edwards headlined the Council for a Better Louisiana’s annual meeting on Thursday, and used the occasion to call for an overhaul of the state’s broken tax system.
April 30, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Senate health committee rejects health coverage for low-income adults
Legislation to provide critical health coverage for more than 240,000 low-income Louisiana adults was shot down by a Senate committee Wednesday on a party-line vote. The Health & Welfare Committee rejected Senate Bill 96, a constitutional amendment by Sen.… Read more...

February 9, 2009

SCHIP Expanded

The recently signed bill gives LaCHIP a total of $207 million in funding, providing an additional 82,100 children in Louisiana health coverage.