GovBeat: LOUISIANA


Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Eight U.S. states have policies similar to Russia’s ban on gay ‘propaganda’

Though less far-reaching, a handful of state limit speech about homosexuality in the classroom.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, gay, gay rights, Louisiana, Mississippi, newsletter, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas, Utah

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014

A congressional trio wants voting laws in four states back under federal watch

The bill reinstates oversight lost when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the decades-old Voting Rights Act in June.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Congress, elections, georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, texas, voting rights

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Watch America get fatter by state over 25 years

The change over time is drastic, as shown by this government animation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, health, Louisiana, maps, Rankings

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Audit: Louisiana paid almost $2 million in health benefits for dead people

A new audit shows the state spent money on Medicaid recipients who were already deceased.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Louisiana, States, waste

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013

After Friday, states will lose $5 billion in food aid

Funding provided by the stimulus bill in 2009 runs out on Friday, and poor families will see benefit cuts.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, economy, farm bill, food aid, Food Stamps, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, newsletter, Poverty, snap, States, texas

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Some state National Guards block gay partner benefits

How decisions by National Guard units blocking same-sex benefits hint at the next front in the gay marriage fight.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  florida, LOUISIANA, Mississippi, Oklahoma, same sex marriage, States, texas

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin