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2010 Legislative Session, Week 1

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-04-02

Duration: 00:07:37

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | Politics | Government | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Health care reform | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Robideaux, Joel | Education | Early childhood education | Lower Ninth Ward | Hurricane recovery | Tucker, Jim | LaBruzzo, John | Schroder, John M. | Williams, Patrick C. | Obesity in children | Autism


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Crowe, A.G. Speaker
  • Robideaux, Joel Interviewee
  • Jones, Mary Louise Speaker
  • Jackson, Linda Speaker
  • Williams, John Speaker
  • Williams, Patrick Interviewee


This segment from the April 2, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the first week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: highlights from Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address; State Senator A.G. Crowe speaking at a rally of the Baton Rouge Tea Party about his bill, the Health Care Freedom Act, which challenges the national health care reform bill, or Obamacare; an interview with State Representative Joel Robideaux on his new role as the House Speaker Pro Tempore; Speaker of the House Jim Tucker’s removal of State Representatives John LaBruzzo and John Schroder from the House Appropriations Committee because of their vote in the Speaker Pro Tempore election; Mary Louise Jones of the Department of Education testifying before the House Education Committee on the success of the LA 4 Early Childhood Program; Linda Jackson of the Lower Ninth Ward Homeownership Association testifying on the need to rebuild schools in her area; John Williams of Williams Architects testifying on his designs for a new Alfred Lawless High School that will generate its own energy; and an interview with State Representative Patrick Williams on his walk from Shreveport to Baton Rouge as a part of the 3rd Annual Walk the Walk Campaign to raise awareness for childhood obesity and autism. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford