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2013 Legislative Session, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-04-26

Duration: 00:06:24

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | RALLIES | Together Louisiana | MEDICAID | Health Care | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | CIGARETTE TAXES


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Rushing, Melvin Speaker
  • Assercq, Jule Speaker
  • Mills, Fred Speaker
  • Norton, Barbara Speaker
  • Jackson, Katrina Speaker
  • Harris, Lance Speaker
  • Franklin, A.B. Speaker
  • Havard, Kenneth Speaker
  • Kliebert, Kathy Speaker
  • White, Bodi Speaker
  • Martiny, Danny Speaker
  • Ritchie, Harold Speaker
  • Moore, Tonia Speaker
  • Gerard, Rene Speaker


This segment from the April 26, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the third week of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Reverend Melvin Rushing and Dr. Jule Assercq of Together Louisiana and State Senator Fred Mills speaking at a rally on the steps of the State Capitol urging Governor Bobby Jindal to start negotiations on a plan to expand Medicaid benefits in Louisiana; State Representatives Barbara Norton and Katrina Jackson testifying on their bill expanding Medicaid eligibility based on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); State Representatives Lance Harris, A.B. Franklin, and Kenneth Havard expressing their concerns about the bill; Interim Secretary Kathy Kliebert of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying against the bill; State Senator Danny Martiny questioning State Senator Bodi White on his bill preventing anyone who suspects and reports suspicious behavior from being sued; and State Representative Harold Ritchie, Tonia Moore of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, and Rene Gerard of Piper’s Haven testifying on Ritchie’s bill raising the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford