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2009 Legislative Session, Week 8

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-19

Duration: 00:06:51

Subjects: Politics | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Taxes | SECURITY | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | HIGHER EDUCATION | RAINY DAY FUND | INCOME TAX | Tax deductions | Places of worship | Mobile dental clinics | Dentistry | Tax credits | Solar energy | Wind power | State legislators | CHURCHES | Crime | Juvenile Delinquents | Environment


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Editor
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker
  • Erdey, Dale Speaker
  • Gray, Cheryl Speaker
  • Richey, Kathleen Speaker
  • Adams, Pete Speaker
  • Pearson, Kevin Speaker
  • Martin, Ambrose Speaker
  • Cavallino, Claudia Speaker
  • Folse, Greg Speaker
  • Catchings, Sue Speaker
  • LaBruzzo, John Speaker
  • Barrow, Regina Interviewee


This segment from the June 19, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the eighth week of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including: a news conference with Governor Bobby Jindal discussing his veto of three portions of the state budget; a news conference with State Representative Jim Fannin and Speaker of the House Jim Tucker responding to Governor Jindal’s comments on the budget; State Senator Dale Erdy testifying on the need to study hiring security guards in places of worship as a result of recent church shootings; State Senator Cheryl Gray Evans, Judge Kathleen Richey and attorney Pete Adams testifying on a bill creating a “Children’s Bill of Rights” for children accused of or convicted of a crime; State Representative Kevin Pearson and several dentists testifying on Pearson’s bill establishing guidelines for mobile dental clinics that operate in schools; State Representative John LaBruzzo testifying on a bill creating tax credits for businesses that produce the technology that allows individuals and businesses to make use of wind energy and solar energy; and State Representative Regina Barrow discussing the creation a clearinghouse to handle all of the “green” or environmental bills for the 2010 Legislative Session. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford