Hep C

August 15, 2018

State Con-Con losing steam

The efforts to rewrite Louisiana’s oft-amended constitution appear to be losing momentum. Jeremy Alford reports that the con-con idea, popular among special interest groups and voters who want fewer restrictions on how state dollars can be spent, remains woefully short on specifics.

Number of the Day

384 -  The number of Medicaid patients in Louisiana who were successful in attaining treatment for Hepatitis C last year, out of nearly 35,000 Medicaid patients living with the illness. (Source: The Advocate)
May 4, 2017

A mixed day for equal pay

The House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations has traditionally been a tough place for bills that seek to help workers.

Number of the Day

0.48 percent - Average annual increase in state spending, from 2007-08 to 2017-18, when all means of finance are counted. (Source: Louisiana House Fiscal Division).