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2012 Year in Review Panel Discussion

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-01-04

Duration: 00:20:44

Subjects: Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | HIGHER EDUCATION | Health Care | MEDICAID | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | Filmed panel discussions | Maginnis, John, 1948-2014 | ENGSTER, JIM | Moller, Jan | Edwards, Edwin W. | Education | Educational vouchers


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Maginnis, John Panelist
  • Engster, Jim Panelist
  • Moller, Jan Panelist


This segment from the January 4, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham leading a panel discussion on the major stories of 2012. The panelists are: John Maginnis, a political columnist with LaPolitics; Jim Engster, the host of “The Jim Engster Show”; and Jan Moller, the president of the Louisiana Budget Project. They discuss: former Governor Edwin Edwards’ upcoming reality television show; the lawsuit challenging the Jindal Administration’s school voucher program; the impact of budget cuts on higher education; the privatization of the Charity Hospital System; Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision to not accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); and the major issues of the upcoming 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.