Topher Spiro

April 5, 2017

Fighting something with nothing

The efforts to raise the state gas tax to finance transportation projects got a political boost on Tuesday when a broad coalition of business groups said Louisiana needs to raise an additional $500 million per year.

Number of the Day

1.03 - Number of painkiller prescriptions per person in Louisiana in 2015, the sixth-highest rate in the nation. Gov. John Bel Edwards is supporting legislation that would limit prescriptions for opioids. (Source: Associated Press)