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Legislative Review (2009)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-24

Duration: 00:56:43

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Education | Career diploma -- Louisiana | High school diplomas | Economy | Economic stimulus | Unemployment insurance | United States. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 | State Budget Cuts | HIGHER EDUCATION | MEDICAID | Health Care | Dedicated funds -- Louisiana


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Freeman, Craig Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Barrow, Bill Interviewee
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee
  • Tucker, Jim Interviewee
  • Kostelka, Bob Speaker
  • Nelson, Susan Speaker
  • Holmes, David Speaker
  • Trahan, Beverly Speaker
  • Flurry, George Speaker
  • Valentine, Brenda Speaker
  • Ryan, Catherine Speaker
  • Bell, Michael Speaker
  • Smith, Mylinda Speaker
  • Deaton, Robert Speaker
  • Edwards, Al Speaker
  • Fredieu, Katie Speaker
  • Montgomery, Robert Speaker
  • LeBlanc, Greg Speaker
  • Baldridge, Scott Speaker
  • Harmon, Kathryn Speaker
  • Pearson, Kevin Panelist
  • Ballard, Mark Panelist
  • Goidel, Kirby Panelist
  • Broussard, Bryan Photographer
  • Budd, Sally Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Director
  • LaFleur, Donna Director
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Godoy, Al Producer


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from June 24, 2009, features a discussion between the panelists and audience members on the 2009 legislative session. The panelists are State Representative Kevin Pearson of Slidell, Mark Ballard of the Baton Rouge Advocate, and Kirby Goidel of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab. They discussed: the performance of the Legislature in dealing with the state’s $1.3 billion shortfall; the working relationship between Governor Bobby Jindal and the Legislature; the creation of a career diploma for high school students; why Governor Jindal did not accept federal economic stimulus money for unemployment compensation; cuts to higher education; the dedicated funds in the state budget; the cuts to Medicaid; and the philosophical differences between the Senate and House.Host: Beth CourtneyHost: Craig Freeman