Jason El Koubi

April 5, 2017

Fighting something with nothing

The efforts to raise the state gas tax to finance transportation projects got a political boost on Tuesday when a broad coalition of business groups said Louisiana needs to raise an additional $500 million per year.

Number of the Day

1.03 - Number of painkiller prescriptions per person in Louisiana in 2015, the sixth-highest rate in the nation. Gov. John Bel Edwards is supporting legislation that would limit prescriptions for opioids. (Source: Associated Press)
March 14, 2017

GOP plan would gut coverage gains

The Congressional Budget Office, Congress’ nonpartisan scorekeeper, released its assessment of the proposed American Health Care Act on Monday.