June 29, 2018

Farm bill heads to conference committee

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most important parts of our country’s safety net, and ensures that nearly 900,000 Louisianans each year have enough to eat.

Number of the Day

65 percent- Voters who said that continuing protections for people with pre-existing conditions is very important, if not the single most important health issue, for midterm candidates. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)
December 19, 2017

The governor’s tax plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday released his recommendations for averting next year’s “fiscal cliff,” and they hew closely to the ideas put forth by a legislative task force and other groups that have studied the tax structure.

Number of the Day

5 - Number of Louisiana parishes (Cameron, Calcasieu, St. Charles, St. John and Iberville) that in a typical recent year exempted more property taxes for manufacturers than they collected. (Source: The Advocate)
October 24, 2016

Oct. 24: Those constitutional amendments

Louisiana is the only state in the country where a two-thirds vote of the state Legislature is required before public colleges can raise tuition.