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2010 Legislative Session, Week 5

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: 2010-04-30

Duration: 00:08:16

Subjects: Government | Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | Angelle, Scott | Louisiana. Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Louisiana Public Broadcasting | Traffic safety | Cell phones and traffic accidents | Mini-trucks | Concealed carry | Concealed weapons | HIGHER EDUCATION | Government reorganization | Louisiana. Legislative Fiscal Office | TUITION | Louisiana GRAD Act of 2010


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • LaFleur, Donna Editor
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Angelle, Scott Speaker
  • Courtney, Beth Speaker
  • Badon, Austin Speaker
  • Little, Sam Speaker
  • Kalivoda, Eric Speaker
  • Duty, Wade Speaker
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Lombardi, John Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Bendily, Erin Speaker


This segment from the April 30, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the fifth week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Scott Angelle discussing his nomination as Lieutenant Governor at a press conference with Governor Bobby Jindal; LPB President and CEO Beth Courtney testifying on State Representative Mickey Guillory’s resolution urging all cable and satellite companies to carry all three of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s channels; State Representative Austin Badon testifying on his bill prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving; State Representative Sam Little and Eric Kalivoda of the Department of Transportation and Development testifying on Little’s bill legalizing the driving of mini-trucks on state roads and highways; Wade Duty, a concealed weapons permit instructor, testifying on State Senator Daniel Martiny’s bill changing the restrictions on concealed handgun permits; Speaker of the House Jim Tucker, State Representative Pat Smith, LSU System President John Lombardi, and Southern University Board Chairman Tony Clayton testifying on Tucker’s bill consolidating the four higher education governing boards into one fifteen-member board appointed by the Governor; State Representative Joe Harrison expressing his displeasure with the Legislative Fiscal Office; and Erin Bendily of the Governor’s Office testifying on the Jindal Administration’s support of granting limited tuition authority to colleges and universities through the proposed GRAD Act. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford