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2013 Legislative Session, Week 4

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-05-03

Duration: 00:08:30

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | STATE BUDGET | RALLIES | Education | Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | Louisiana Science Education Act | CREATIONISM | Environment | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Nichols, Kristy Speaker
  • Geymann, Brett Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Sherman, Dayne Speaker
  • Iles, Angelena Speaker
  • Crovetto, Kevin Interviewee
  • Hardman, Leonal Interviewee
  • Kostelka, Bob Speaker
  • Roemer, Chas Speaker
  • Kopplin, Zack Speaker
  • Kleckley, Chuck Speaker
  • St. Germain, Karen Speaker


This segment from the May 3, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the fourth week of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the House Appropriations Committee’s decision to strip nearly $500 million in one-time money from Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget; Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols testifying on the impact of the $500 million cut to health care and higher education; State Representative Brett Geymann speaking against the use of one-time money; State Representative Walt Leger, III testifying against moving $100 million from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center budget to the state’s general fund; Dayne Sherman of the American Association of University Professors and Angelena Iles of Enough is Enough speaking at a rally on the steps of the State Capitol against the Jindal Administration’s policies on privatizing health care, budget cuts to higher education, and education reform; interviews with teacher Kevin Crovetto and Leonal Hardman of AFSCME at the rally; State Senator Bob Kostelka and BESE Board President Chas Roemer testifying on Kostelka’s bill making the Superintendent of Education an elective position instead of an appointive position under the control of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE); college student Zack Kopplin testifying in favor of the repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act; Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley updating House members on the status of the bipartisan compromise bill for the state budget; and State Representative Karen St. Germain discussing the impact of the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford