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Headlines - June 29, 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: 2012-06-29

Duration: 00:03:53

Subjects: Health Care | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | United States. RESTORE Act of 2012 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Environment | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana GRAD Act of 2010

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host

Description

This segment from the June 29, 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 reaction of U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare; Congress 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; the Natural Resources Defense Council ranking Louisiana last in beach water quality; the majority of the colleges and universities in Louisiana reaching the benchmarks set in the 2010 GRAD Act, which allows them to raise tuition without the approval of the Legislature; and Louisiana teachers Anna Cole and Alison Drake receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.