Jay Morris

January 16, 2018

About that fiscal cliff

Time is running out for Gov. John Bel Edwards and GOP leaders in the House to strike a deal on how to avoid the $1.5 billion fiscal cliff.

Number of the Day

3.2 million - Increase in the number of Americans without health insurance in 2017. After years of decline, the uninsured rate ticked up 1.3 percentage points last year. (Source: Gallup via Axios)
May 17, 2017

A tale of two sales tax exemptions

The Louisiana House of Representatives resoundingly voted down a bill sponsored by Rep. Jay Morris that would have permanently removed some exemptions to the state’s sales tax.

Number of the Day

72,400- number of Medicaid expansion enrollees living in rural Louisiana (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
May 10, 2017

Tax reform stalls in committee

The efforts to reform Louisiana’s broken tax structure hit a massive roadblock Tuesday when the House Ways and Means Committee rejected legislation to do away with an unorthodox tax break.

Number of the Day

47- Louisiana’s ranking for senior health, an improvement from 50th last year. (Source: 2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report)