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October 30, 2017

ACA sabotage will hurt Louisiana consumers

More than 12 million Americans – including 143,577 Louisianans – bought health coverage in 2017 through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace. But as the Nov. 1 start of the 2018 open enrollment period looms, the future of that coverage remains uncertain due to President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to undermine the federal health reform law.  Read more...

August 10, 2017

Myth vs. fact on the state budget

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne spoke with local business leaders Wednesday at the Baton Rotary Club, and used the occasion to refute some of the more common myths around the state budget -- the most potent one being that our government has grown under Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administrations.

Number of the Day

39,900 - Estimated number of Louisiana children identified as homeless by their school district in the 2015-16 school year. (Source: Center on Budget Policy & Priorities)