Jeff Sadow

September 5, 2017

Ending DACA is bad for business

President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw Obama-era legal protections for more than 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the United States as children of undocumented parents. Many recipients of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, have lived in America for decades, building families, careers, and businesses.

Number of the Day

$91 million- Estimated annual loss in Gross State Product that would result from removing DACA workers from Louisiana (Source: Center for American Progress)
August 1, 2017

Mr. Cassidy goes to Washington

By most accounts, the GOP’s efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with something that covers far fewer people is dead, at least for the moment. But someone forgot to tell Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, who flew back to the nation’s capital on Monday for a White House meeting with beleaguered President Donald Trump.

Number of the Day

34 percent - Decrease in federal health-care funding, compared to current law, by 2026 under a block-grant proposal being pushed by Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).
February 20, 2017

Special Session: House-Senate brinksmanship

The Legislature has until midnight on Wednesday to find agreement on closing a $304 million mid-year budget gap.
November 15, 2016

Nov. 15: State government isn’t ‘bloated’

A right-leaning columnist for The Advocate, Jeff Sadow, thinks state government is bloated and that the goal of the upcoming tax reform debate should be to cut taxes.