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Headlines - March 23, 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: 2012-03-23

Duration: 00:04:09

Subjects: Taxes | Elections, 2012 | United States presidential election, 2012 | GINGRICH, NEWT | Moret, Stephen | New Orleans Saints (Football team) | Sports | United States. Department of Veterans Affairs

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Stepter, Deirdre Interviewee
  • Gingrich, Newt Interviewee
  • Moret, Stephen Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker

Description

This segment from the March 23, 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: an interview with Deidre Stepter of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on avoiding tax scams; an interview with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich prior to the Louisiana presidential primary; Secretary Stephen Moret of the Department of Economic Development speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the importance of the Jindal Administration’s education reform plan to the state’s business climate; Governor Bobby Jindal sharing his reaction to the NFL’s severe punishment of the New Orleans Saints for “Bountygate”; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delaying the building of VA clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles; and the United Egg Producers and Feeding America teaming up to donate 5,000 eggs to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.