public school funding

September 18, 2019

Public school funding should keep up with inflation

Public school districts in Louisiana will receive an additional $54 in state funding for every enrolled student this year, thanks to an increase in per-pupil spending approved by the Legislature. The increase in the minimum base amount of state and local spending per student brought that amount to $4,015. Read more...

December 13, 2017

Medicaid brinksmanship

The health care received by 1.5 million Louisianans continues to hang in the balance as Gov. John Bel Edwards and Rep. Cameron Henry disagree on small details in the contracts of private companies that manage 90 percent of Louisiana's Medicaid program.

Number of the Day

28.3 - Percent of children in Louisiana living in poverty. (Source: United Health Foundation)