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2010 Legislative Session, Week 9

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: 2010-05-28

Duration: 00:04:19

Subjects: CASINOS | Clausen, Sally | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana Board of Regents | Louisiana State University System | Southern University System | University of Louisiana System | Smoking ban | Bars (Drinking establishments)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Editor
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Clausen, Sally Speaker


This segment from the May 28, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the ninth week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Speaker of the House Jim Tucker testifying on his proposed constitutional amendment to grant the Board of Regents authority over the state’s other higher education governing boards, the Louisiana State University System, the Southern University System, and the University of Louisiana System; State Representative John Bel Edwards questioning Speaker Tucker on why he didn’t receive a copy of the constitutional amendment until a few minutes before the committee hearing; State Senator Rob Marionneaux testifying on his bill extending the smoking ban to bars and casinos; State Representative Jim Fannin criticizing Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen for not providing the House Appropriations Committee with requested budget documents in a complete and timely manner; and Commissioner Clausen’s response to Representative Fannin’s comments. Host: Charlie Whinham