Ways and Means

May 3, 2017

Leaders blast “appalling” budget

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said the budget bill advanced by a House committee this week is a “non-starter” that would devastate critical health and public safety programs.

Number of the Day

$70 million - Proposed cut to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services after counting loss of federal matching dollars. (Source: DCFS via The Advocate)
April 12, 2017

Governor’s tax plan cuts taxes for most

The package of tax reforms proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards would raise enough revenue to plug the coming fiscal year’s $440 million shortfall and avoid the $1.4 billion “fiscal cliff” that looms next year when temporary taxes expire.

Number of the Day

72- Percentage of Louisianans who approve of Medicaid expansion. Only 42 percent approve of the Affordable Care Act, which is the reason for Medicaid expansion. (Source: The Louisiana Survey via LSU)