hepatitis 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)
October 3, 2017

Mass murder and American exceptionalism

The killing of 59 innocent people in Las Vegas late Sunday has predictably reignited the uniquely American debate over firearms regulation.

Number of the Day

73,000 - Number of Louisianans suffering from hepatitis C, placing Louisiana among the 10 most affected states in the nation. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health)
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).