Senate

April 9, 2018

Analysis: SB 365 expands the predatory debt trap

Predatory payday lending drains more than $240 million each year from Louisiana workers by saddling vulnerable borrowers with high-interest loans that they often cannot afford. But instead of working to address this problem, the Legislature is considering a bill that would make it worse.Read more...

June 30, 2017

Medicaid cuts and kids

Louisiana’s pediatricians have pushed back hard against the Medicaid caps and cuts included in the Senate’s “health care” bill.

Number of the Day

35 - Percent cut to Medicaid over the next two decades under the Senate “health” bill. The cuts are projected to leave 15 million people without health insurance by 2026, with even more losing coverage during the following decade as cuts become more severe. (Source: Congressional Budget Office)
October 19, 2016

Oct. 19: Senate candidates debate health care

The five major candidates vying for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate met at Louisiana Tech University on Tuesday for their first televised debate.