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May 5, 2017

AHCA is bad for Louisiana families

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), approved narrowly Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, is the most damaging piece of legislation for low and middle-income families in modern American history.

Number of the Day

$20,560 - Average premium surcharge for a pregnancy for a 40-year-old living in Louisiana under AHCA (Source: Center for American Progress)
May 2, 2017

House budget is “Jindal on steroids”

Health care services for the poor, K-12 public school education and safety-net services for abused and neglected children are among the state services that would take big hits next year in a spending plan approved by the House budget committee in a party-line vote on Monday.

Number of the Day

$1 billion -  Preliminary estimate of the amount of federal funding Louisiana could lose as result of the $235 million reduction in state funding for the Department of Health. (Source: The Times Picayune/
September 29, 2016

Sept 29: Struggling for childcare in Louisiana

Thousands of Louisiana families that are eligible for childcare assistance are not getting the help they need to send their children to school and provide for their families. The Atlantic’s Della Hasselle reports that only 30 percent of financially at-risk families receive aid, and Louisiana is among the worst in the nation at taking care of its low-income kids younger than 4.
May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Overtime pay on the way; Nursing home industry kills sensible legislation; Were the public-private partnerships worth it?; A bad month for Louisiana’s juvenile jails; and Quote of the Day