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Legislative Roundtable: New Orleans (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Panel

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-26

Duration: 00:25:11

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Government | State legislators | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Teaching hospitals | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | Health Care | HIGHER EDUCATION | Federal City Project (New Orleans, La.) | New Orleans Saints (Football team)


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Erwin, Barry Host
  • Brossett, Jared Panelist
  • Richmond, Cedric Panelist
  • Arnold, Jeff Panelist
  • Nevers, Ben Panelist
  • Murray, Edwin Panelist


This segment from the June 26, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) leading a round table discussion with state legislators from the New Orleans area about the recently completed 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The panelists are State Representative Jared Brossett, State Representative Cedric Richmond, State Representative Jeff Arnold, State Senator Ben Nevers, and State Senator Edwin Murray. They discuss: the contentious nature of the session; Governor Bobby Jindal’s lack of leadership; the debate over the governance of a new teaching hospital in New Orleans; the state budget process; restoring cuts to higher education and health care; and issues of local importance, including allowing the people to vote on the New Orleans master plan, funding for the Federal City project, and the state’s deal with the New Orleans Saints.