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Burl Cain Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-12-18

Duration: 00:05:46

Subjects: CAIN, BURL | Louisiana. Department of State Civil Service | State employee pay raises


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Cain, Burl Interviewee


This segment from the December 18, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Warden Burl Cain, the only member of the Civil Service Commission who abstained from voting on Governor Bobby Jindal’s controversial state employee pay raise plan. Cain discusses why he abstained from voting in favor of the plan, the details of the proposed pay raise plan, and his support of pay-for-performance for state employees.