Louisiana Tax Amnesty

September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Louisiana ranks high for institutional care; Revenue Secretary has concerns about tax amnesty program; “Drive-by” doctoring contributing to the high cost of health care; and Long-term unemployed continue to struggle
May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Legislature moves to balance current-year budget; New Census data shows health coverage expansion would help every legislative district; House moves toward dedicating BP oil spill funding; Criminal justice funding increasingly reliant on fees that pinch the poor; and Senate passes K-12 education funding measure. $700 million – BP settlement dollars that could be used to support Medicaid payments to nursing homes under a bill that began moving through the Legislature this week. (Source:  Legislative Fiscal Office)
May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Senate rejects amendment to protect home-care services; Legislators weigh in on hospital financing fiasco; Legislature eyes new amnesty program for tax scofflaws; and Study: Health insurance can be a lifesaver. $265.8 million — Amount of advance lease payments provided by six private operators as part of the state’s hospital privatization deals. The payments are now being questioned by federal health care authorities.
November 26, 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Tax amnesty program reaches revenue goal, helping state avoid Medicaid cuts; DHH to make changes for home-based care waiting list; The untold story of restaurant workers in America; and State auditor report finds vendors overcharge food aid program recipients. 9 – The number of years some Louisianans with developmental disabilities spend on a waiting list for home-based care (Source: The Advocate)