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2010 Legislative Session, Week 6

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: 2010-05-7

Duration: 00:07:23

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Offshore gas well drilling | Offshore oil and gas leases | Offshore oil well drilling | Louisiana. Division of Administration | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Chaplains | Religion | Environment | Air quality | Automobiles -- Inspection | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | Speed limits | Traffic safety | LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana. Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Government reorganization


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Jones, Sam Interviewee
  • Henderson, Reed Interviewee
  • Davis, Angele Speaker
  • Miller, Donald Speaker
  • Loar, Danny Speaker
  • Yeats, John Speaker
  • Jackson, Michael Speaker
  • McPherson, Joe Speaker
  • Milazzo, Jim Interviewee
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Hines, Walker Speaker
  • Nowlin, Rick Speaker
  • Abramson, Neil Speaker
  • Henry, Cameron Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker


This segment from the May 7, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the sixth week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: an interview with State Representative Sam Jones on his concerns over the state’s response to the BP Oil Spill; an interview with State Representative Reed Henderson on the need for the state to fight for offshore drilling royalties; Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis testifying on the capital outlay bill; chaplain Donald Miller, Danny Loar of the Catholic Bishops Association, and John Yeats of the Louisiana Baptist Convention testifying on State Representative Cedric Richmond’s bill creating a professional license for chaplains; State Representative Michael Jackson testifying on his bill raising the fees for vehicle emissions inspections; State Senator Joe McPherson testifying on his bill authorizing the Department of Transportation and Development to set speed limits on highways; an interview with inventor Jim Milazzo on a bill requiring safety devices for trailers hitched to cars or trucks; State Representatives Walker Hines, Rickey Nowlin, and Neil Abramson questioning State Representative Joe Harrison on his bill moving the LSU Medical School from New Orleans to central Louisiana; and State Representative Cameron Henry and Secretary of State Jay Dardenne testifying on Henry’s bill abolishing the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Host: Charlie Whinham