Sarah Gamard

February 27, 2018

The special session stalls

The House postponed any consideration of tax measures on Monday, putting the special session on hold while legislators attempt to hash out their differences behind closed doors.

Number of the Day

133,000 - Estimated decrease in the number of Louisianans who will have comprehensive nongroup health insurance coverage by 2019, due to actions taken by the Trump administration and Congress. (Source: The Urban Institute)
January 30, 2018

Reforming statutory dedications

A frequent talking point among opponents of tax reform is that Louisiana’s structural budget problems can be fixed by removing the legal restrictions that protect various pots of money.

Number of the Day

12.7  - Percent of 2018-2019 executive budget that is made up of statutory dedications (Source: Division of Administration)