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Headlines - August 17, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-08-17

Duration: 00:03:12

Subjects: Education | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Educational vouchers | Bullying | Retirement


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jobert, Frank Interviewee
  • Jenkins, William Speaker
  • Rutledge, Domoine Interviewee


This segment from the August 17, 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: Justice Bernette Johnson and Justice Jeffrey Victory both claiming they hold seniority and should become the next Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court; the Louisiana Supreme Court denying a motion filed by two teacher’s unions to stop the implementation of the school voucher program; an interview with Frank Jobert of the Retired State Employees Association on their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new cash-balance plan for state retirees; LSU Interim President William Jenkins speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the future of higher education; and an interview with Domoine Rutledge, the General Counsel for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, on the new anti-school bullying law.