Medicaid work requiremetns

April 9, 2018

Senate starts its budget review

While House leaders try to put together their version of the state budget, the state Senate got an early start on its own deliberations with a rare Sunday meeting of the Finance Committee.

Number of the Day

64 - Percentage of the $1.6 billion budget shortfall that is due to the expiration of temporary taxes on June 30. The remaining 36 percent is due to other factors such as inflation, school enrollment and other budget factors (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)
January 23, 2018

A new approach to work requirements?

Gov. John Bel Edwards has yet to lay out his vision for how to connect Medicaid recipients with jobs; those details are being worked on by an outside consultant. But in a letter to The Advocate, Louisiana Health Secretary Rebekah Gee suggests it won’t be the punitive approach favored by state Sen. Sharon Hewitt and other legislators.

Number of the Day

$5.8 billion- Amount of money in tips that workers would lose under a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule that would allow restaurants to pocket their workers’ tips as long as they pay at least a minimum wage. (Source: Economic Policy Institute)