William H. Frey

June 26, 2018

Reason to celebrate, but more work ahead

While the immediate threat of the fiscal cliff is finally gone, it’s important to remember that this week’s revenue deal failed to solve the long-term structural problems with Louisiana’s tax structure.

Number of the Day

-12,040 - Reduction in the number of white children under 10 in Louisiana between 2010 and 2017. (Source: U.S. Census via The Brookings Institution)
August 4, 2017

Happy (belated) birthday, Medicaid

The Medicaid program turned 52 years old this week. That’s how long it’s been since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the unique federal-state partnership that finances health coverage that nearly 1.6 million Louisianans now depend on.

Number of the Day

4 - Number of jobs created by Stixis, a technology firm whose deal with the state required creation of 900 jobs by 2019 to qualify for tax credits. (Source: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report)