Kathleen Romig

February 22, 2018

Health care cuts will devastate Louisiana

Unless lawmakers can agree on a revenue package by July 1, the Louisiana Department of Health is facing more than $650 million in cuts next year - an amount that would swell to $2.8 billion with the loss of matching federal dollars.

Number of the Day

8.3 percent- Black unemployment rate in Louisiana at the end of 2017, compared to 3.1 percent for whites and 4.7 percent overall. (Source: Economic Policy Institute)