Louisiana lawmakers, with judicial backing, launched an important study last year to determine the workload of different courts, an effort aimed at ensuring tax dollars are appropriately spent and different judges aren’t saddled with higher caseloads than their peers.
Louisiana has started removing tens of thousands of people from the state’s Medicaid program, morethan 50,000 so far, either because they no longer qualify for the taxpayer financed health insurance orat least haven’t proven they remain eligible.
Louisiana lawmakers wrapped up their work in a contentious regular session with a chaotic, last-minute flurry of votes on a budget plan that charted spending for the next year, divvied up $2.2 billion in short-term cash and completed the only must-do item for legislators.
House spends heavily to lower retirement debt, while removing education increases.
Louisiana Legislature considering bill to broaden online access to public meetings, but with guardrails to ensure citizen participation.