SNAP work requirements

May 7, 2018

The rush to adjournment

This morning marks the annual ritual when members of the public are invited to testify to the Senate Finance Committee about the state budget.

Number of the Day

3 percent - Amount that local school boards could charge teachers’ unions for collecting dues on their behalf, under legislation backed by business interests. The costs would likely be passed on to teachers. (Source: Will Sentell, The Advocate)
May 3, 2018

Farm bill will hit rural families and economies hardest

The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) currently keeps more than 400,000 households in Louisiana, including 407,000 children, from going hungry. A recent analysis of the House Agriculture Committee’s version of the federal farm bill lays out why it would increase food insecurity and hardship across the country.

Number of the Day

18.3 - percentage of households in Louisiana that are food insecure, which is 5.3 percentage points higher than the U.S. average. (Source: United States Department of Agriculture)
April 19, 2018

House considers draconian budget bill

House Republicans leaders are pushing for passage of a state budget bill (House Bill 1) that would threaten the state’s health care system and put tens of thousands of vulnerable seniors and persons with disabilities at risk.

Number of the Day

$1.40 - the amount a family receives per person per meal with the average monthly SNAP benefit level. (Source: CBPP)
April 12, 2018

House Farm Bill proposal could threaten SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the most effective anti-hunger program in the United States, and serves more than 400,000 households in Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$346 million - Amount of money added to the state general fund forecast for Fiscal Year 2019 by the Revenue Estimating Conference (Source: REC)