Mediciad

September 6, 2018

Households receiving SNAP are already working

The farm bill conference committee met on Wednesday with the goal of combining two competing versions of the comprehensive legislation from the House and Senate.

Number of the Day

15 million - Number of households that struggled to afford enough food in 2017, including more than 10 million households with income above the federal poverty line. (Source: USDA)
February 2, 2018

A fiscal reality check

A common refrain among state House leaders is that Gov. John Bel Edwards is not looking hard enough at spending when confronting the state’s fiscal problems. But that’s largely Washington D.C.-style rhetoric, says Stephanie Riegel with the Baton Rouge Business Report.

Number of the Day

62 - Percentage of Americans who believe government does not provide enough help to poor people, while 64 percent believe government provides too much help to wealthy people.  (Source: Pew Research Center)