HHS

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)
February 8, 2017

Feb. 8: A battle over stop-gap funding

Gov. John Bel Edwards came to office promising to end the age-old practice of using one-time, stopgap funding to pay for recurring government expenses, which grew to epidemic proportions under his predecessor.
December 15, 2016

Dec. 15: Income inequality in Louisiana

Louisiana has the fourth-highest rate of income inequality in the United States, as income gains over the past 35 years have accrued mainly to the wealthy while families in the middle and bottom of the income ladder have stagnated or lost ground.