infant mortality rate

May 31, 2018

A real revenue solution emerges in Senate

After a nearly two-year wait, members of the Louisiana Senate finally had an opportunity to weigh in on tax legislation that would address the state’s fiscal cliff on Wednesday evening.

Number of the Day

7.9 - Number of infant mortalities per 1,000 births to African American mothers in New Orleans, compared to 3.5 infant deaths per 1,000 births to white mothers in the city. (Source: The Data Center)
March 30, 2017

A “grand slam” tax plan

Louisiana residents pay the nation’s highest sales tax. Income taxes collections are among the lowest in the country, thanks mainly to some massive deductions that don’t exist in most other states.

Number of the Day

23,000 - Number of infants who die before their first birthday each year in the United States, a number that’s been reduced by the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) which has been connecting expectant mothers to essential prenatal health care for 40 years.  (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)