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Barry Erwin Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-22

Duration: 00:03:46

Subjects: Politics | Taxes | Erwin, Barry | COUNCIL FOR A BETTER LOUISIANA | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | STATE BUDGET | STELLY PLAN | Unemployment insurance | American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 | Economic stimulus | State legislators


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the May 22, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an on-set interview with Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Erwin about the latest events at the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Erwin discusses the passage of a bill out of committee that changes the Stelly Tax plan by allowing for itemized deductions on state income tax forms. He also talks about the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives with an amendment by State Representative Avon Honey that allows Louisiana to accept the $100 million from the federal economic stimulus package to increase unemployment compensation benefits, money previously rejected by Governor Bobby Jindal.