September 14, 2017

Cassidy bill would cut Louisiana health care funding

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is similar to previous versions rejected by the Senate.

Number of the Day

44 percent - Un- and underemployment rate for black men in New Orleans, down from 52 percent in 2014. (Source: Ben Hecht, Living Cities, via The Advocate)
August 9, 2017

Confronting the fiscal cliff

Louisiana faces a $1.2 billion “fiscal cliff” in July of 2018 when a number of temporary taxes - most notably a 1 cent sales tax - expire.

Number of the Day

99.999 - Percentile in the income distribution seeing the largest income gains. In the 1980’s the largest income gains went to low and moderate-income households. (Source: The New York Times)
June 2, 2017

Education: Fiscal Year 2018 budget

Louisiana’s future growth and prosperity depends on its ability to educate its citizens. Our state’s K-12 schools and colleges are at the forefront of efforts to provide opportunities for our children, and to prepare the next generation of workers for the challenges they’ll face in the 21st Century economy.… Read more...

May 19, 2017

LSU’s crumbling library

Gov. John Bel Edwards toured the crumbling Middleton Library at Louisiana’s flagship university and made a pitch for reinvestment on Thursday.

Number of the Day

$51 million - Additional federal flood recovery money heading to Louisiana, bringing the total allocation to about $1.7 billion. This total is less than half the request from Louisiana’s congressional delegation. (Source: The Advocate)