The budget cannot be fixed without new revenue

Cross-posted from Louisiana Budget Project

House budget targets hospitals and college students

Facing a $648 million "fiscal cliff" caused by expiring tax revenue, a divided Louisiana House approved an operating budget Thursday that includes deep cuts to health care services for low-income families and TOPS college scholarships. Needing 53 votes to pass the bill, House leadership mustered 55 votes to send the flawed proposal to the Senate.  The Advocate's Elizabeth Crisp reports:

Louisiana Senators Advance Unconstitutional Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2018

Louisiana Senators Advance Unconstitutional Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks

New proposal very likely to end up in court

New Orleans, LA - On Tuesday, the the members of the Judiciary C Committee in the Louisiana Senate approved a proposal by Senator John Milkovich that would that would ban abortion after 15 weeks from conception.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Legislative Crisis

Often getting women in the door of their facilities under the guise of free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds, crisis pregnancy centers, on their face, don’t look all that bad. However, inside those doors, women are often faced with highly anti-choice propaganda from people who they may have mistakenly misunderstood to be medical professionals or doctors who could help them in their times of need.

Pages