legislative auditor

December 4, 2018

Five points of clarification on recent Louisiana Medicaid audit

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The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s recent review of Medicaid eligibility determinations caught the attention of journalists, the Legislature and political pundits. But the audit findings were more nuanced than the headlines suggest, and a careful reading of the audit report reveals findings that aren’t as salacious as conservative critics would have you think.Read more...

April 18, 2018

Medical school leaders urge budget delay

Chancellors from LSU’s two medical schools pleaded with lawmakers on Tuesday to hold off on passing a 2019 state budget until the Legislature has another opportunity to consider additional revenue measures in a second special session.

Number of the Day

$5.2 million  - Amount of money state government has paid involving in sexual harassment lawsuits since mid-2013. (Source: Louisiana Legislative auditor)
August 15, 2017

Cassidy wants cuts to care

Sen. Bill Cassidy remains committed to ending the Medicaid expansion that is covering more than 430,000 low-income Louisianans, eliminating individual market subsidies for middle-income people and capping and cutting the traditional Medicaid program.

Number of the Day

1,639 - Full-time staff positions eliminated at the Department of Children and Family Services from the 2008 fiscal year to the 2017 fiscal year. A recent audit showed the cuts led to high caseloads and improper oversight of the foster care program. (Source: House Fiscal Division via LBP)
January 9, 2017

Jan. 9: Getting closer to a special session

The executive budget won’t be unveiled until Feb. 24, but the annual debate over spending is expected to kick off on Friday, when the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference meets to decide on the size of the current-year budget gap.