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2013 Legislative Session, Week 5

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-05-10

Duration: 00:06:55

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | STATE BUDGET | Tax reform | Tax credits | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Educational vouchers | Firearms | Concealed carry | Concealed weapons | Health Care | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | MEDICAID | Government reorganization | Louisiana. Office of Elderly Affairs | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Robideaux, Joel Speaker
  • Barfield, Tim Speaker
  • Johnson, Robert Speaker
  • Montoucet, Jack Speaker
  • Moret, Stephen Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Borne, Dan Speaker
  • Thompson, Jeff Speaker
  • Redman, Carl Speaker
  • Perry, Jonathan Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Jenkins, William Speaker


This segment from the May 10, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the fifth week of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Joel Robideaux, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, reporting eight state budget bills unfavorable; Tim Barfield of the Department of Revenue asking the committee why a tax reform bill was reported unfavorable; State Representative Robert Johnson countering Barfield’s comments on feeling “out of the loop”; State Representative Jack Montoucet and Secretary Stephen Moret of the Department of Economic Development testifying on Montoucet’s bill cutting tax credits for businesses by 5%; a press conference with Governor Bobby Jindal responding to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the funding formula for public school vouchers and criticizing the House of Representative’s proposed state budget; Dan Borne of the Louisiana Chemical Association speaking at the Jindal press conference; State Representative Jeff Thompson and Carl Redman of the Baton Rouge Advocate testifying on Thompson’s bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals with concealed weapons permits; State Senator Jonathan Perry expressing his support for the bill; State Senator Ben Nevers testifying in favor of a bill expanding Medicaid eligibility based on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); State Representative Joe Harrison testifying on his bill creating a new state Department of Elderly Affairs; and Dr. William Jenkins, the interim president of LSU, testifying on the building maintenance needs at the school’s main campus in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford