Louisiana Oil and Gas lawsuit

February 17, 2014

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Gov. Bobby Jindal sides with casino mogul in internet gambling jihad; Improved Pre-K standards faces funding threat; Louisiana’s nursing home trust fund could be empty by 2016; State support for higher education at a “standstill level”; and Lawmakers will debate bills aimed at curbing levee board’s lawsuit. 30 percent — The average price of childcare in Louisiana as a percent of the average single mother’s budget (Source: Child Care Aware)
October 18, 2013

Friday, Oct. 18

The safety net: helping more than just the poor; Ousted levee board member will continue oil and gas suit; New construction projects to be funded with money from current projects; Gov. Jindal turns focus to national ‘war of ideas’; and Term limits don’t necessarily improve state government. 10 - The percent of the federal government benefits that goes to the wealthiest 20 percent of households. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
September 13, 2013

Friday, Sept. 13

State’s chief economist criticizes use of economic subsidies; An interactive look at job growth since the turn of the century; Levee board supporters likely to lose seats; and Jindal administration claims hospital deals have expanded services. $115 million – Amount Louisiana will pay Sasol in cash in 2018 and 2019 to build their liquids-to-gas facility in southwest Louisiana (Source: NOLA.com)
September 6, 2013

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

U.S. economy adds 169,000 jobs, unemployment rate drops slightly; Health care marketplaces make low-cost plans appealing; Lawyers seek delay in federal lawsuit against school voucher usage; and Oil and gas giants threaten to sue state attorney general. 169,000 – The number of jobs added to the U.S. economy in August (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)