The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus will try again to expand Medicaid coverage for about 300,000 people they say don’t make enough money to buy health insurance on their own, the group’s leader said Tuesday. This would be the third attempt to adopt a key component of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Legislators have shot down the previous attempts. “We know national Republicans are against the ACA. It has spilled over into Louisiana,”
The first Common Core battle of the Louisiana legislative session is over -- and the anti-Common Core side lost. House members voted 61-36 Monday (April 20) to keep a bill that calls for ditching the controversial academic standards (HB 373) in the House Education Committee, where it will likely die. Typically, bills that deal with academic standards have to be heard by the House Education Committee before moving to a vote of the full body.
Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert reviews notes and financial documents before making her budget presentation to the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday in Baton Rouge. Lawmakers on the committee expressed concerns about possible cuts to health services for next year.(Photo: AP) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE BATON ROUGE – As they look for ways to solve next year’s budget problems, Louisiana lawmakers are getting a crash course in the state’s tax
Mayor Eric Garcetti released an $8.5 billion budget proposal Monday that he called the healthiest in years, including more funding for tree-trimming, street-cleaning, sidewalk repairs and affordable housing. The proposed 2015-16 budget also calls for purchasing 7,000 police body cameras and funding more in-car digital cameras for police officers, along with an additional $5.5 million for the city's anti-gang program and $567,000 to expand a domestic abuse response program to all police stations. Push to
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a nearly $8.6 billion budget for Los Angeles that adds millions for police and public safety programs. Announced Monday, the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 would maintain funding for 10,000 police officers, buy 7,000 LAPD body cameras, add $5.5 million for the city's anti-gang program and expand a domestic abuse response program. A spike in violent crime prompted Garcetti to emphasize
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Tree-trimming services, sidewalk repairs, and affordable housing in Los Angeles would be among several local programs to receive a boost in funding under a proposed $8.5 billion budget plan released Monday. KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports Garcetti unveiled his budget proposal for the 2015-16 fiscal year, a plan which the mayor called the healthiest in years. Along with more funding for city services, the budget plan (PDF) calls for
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Despite the state's $1.6 billion shortfall, the Louisiana Legislature's spending isn't on the chopping block. A panel of legislative leaders Monday recommended a $98.4 million budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies in the upcoming fiscal year. That's the same amount the Legislature received this year. The proposal comes as colleges and health services are threatened with deep cuts and most state departments are slated for reductions next…
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Despite the state's $1.6 billion shortfall, the Louisiana Legislature's spending isn't on the chopping block. A panel of legislative leaders Monday recommended a $98.4 million budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies in the upcoming fiscal year. That's the same amount the Legislature received this year. The proposal comes as colleges and health services are threatened with deep cuts and most state…
By: Tegan Wendland, Reporter April 17, 20150 As the Louisiana Legislature considers an early sunset on solar tax credits, a consultant for the Public Service Commission spoke to a group of engineers in New Orleans about how much money the state is spending on the renewable energy source. SubscribeLogin Already a paid subscriber but not registered
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