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Headlines - March 9, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-09

Duration: 00:05:12

Subjects: United States. RESTORE Act of 2012 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Education | Louisiana. Office of Elderly Affairs | Michot, Louis J., 1922-2012

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Landrieu, Mary Speaker
  • Michot, Louis Speaker

Description

This segment from the March 9, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the United States Senate passing the RESTORE Act, which calls for the fines collected from BP to be used on restoration projects in the states affected by the 2010 BP Oil Spill; a settlement in the BP Oil Spill trial; U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about education reform; Governor Bobby Jindal firing Martha Manuel from her position as the head of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs; and the death of former State Superintendent of Education Louis Michot at age 89.