Senate Bill 248

April 11, 2018

Citizens weigh in on the budget

Members of the general public have one chance every year to testify in the House about the state budget.

Number of the Day

19,195 - Number of jobs Medicaid expansion has created and retained since mid-2016 (Source: Medicaid Expansion and the Louisiana Economy)
April 4, 2018

Lafayette hospital sends termination letter

The state’s financial uncertainty has prompted Louisiana’s public-private partnership hospitals (which serve Medicaid patients and the uninsured and are the training grounds for many of the state’s new doctors) to make arrangements to legally end their partnership with the state.

Number of the Day

43,000 - Number of people currently serving probation in Louisiana (Source: Picayune)
April 2, 2018

Justice for all?

The criminal justice system in Louisiana was built on notions of racism and white supremacy, so it’s no surprise that the system continues to produce racially biased results.

Number of the Day

$18.54 - Hourly wage needed to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in New Orleans, $3 more than the median hourly wage for renters in the city.  (Source: The Advocate)