medical school residency

March 22, 2018

The Order of the Magic Asterisk

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne has the unpleasant task of convincing the House of Representatives - particularly its most conservative members who serve on the Appropriations Committee - that Louisiana’s fiscal cliff is a real and dangerous problem.

Number of the Day

2.9 percent- Growth in personal income for Louisiana in 2017. The national income growth was 3.1 percent (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)
March 19, 2018

Doctors are leaving Louisiana

Louisiana’s chronic refusal to address its structural budget deficit is a likely reason medical school graduates are leaving the state at higher rates than just a few years ago. As the AP’s Melinda Deslatte reports, last week was when newly minted doctors found out where they will “match” with post-graduate residency programs.

Number of the Day

$53.3 million - Annual payments Louisiana will receive from BP over the next 15 years for economic damages associated with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Legislation filed for the current session would allow the money to be spent on general operations instead of squirreled away in special funds (Source: Associated Press)