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Speaker of the House Jim Tucker Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-01-23

Duration: 00:05:08

Subjects: Tucker, Jim | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | Tax revenues | American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 | Economic stimulus | Military | Federal City Project (New Orleans, La.) | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | State legislators | Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives | Politics


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Tucker, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the January 23, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an on-set interview with Speaker of the House Jim Tucker. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Speaker Tucker about: the state’s $340 million mid-term budget cuts and the upcoming $2 billion in budget cuts needed for the next fiscal year; falling tax revenues; all areas of state government needing to prepare for cuts, especially in health care and higher education; President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package; the Federal City project in Algiers, which will keep the military in the New Orleans area; and his view that the major issues of the upcoming legislative session will be the budget, health care, transportation and education.