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2013 Legislative Session, Week 6

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-05-17

Duration: 00:07:54

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | Louisiana Coalition against Domestic Violence | Tax credits | Film Industry | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Education | Educational change | East Baton Rouge Parish School System (La.) | Retirement


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Morrell, J.P. Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Stelly, Chris Speaker
  • French, Will Speaker
  • White, Bodi Speaker
  • Browning, Norman Speaker
  • Williams, Alfred Speaker
  • Rougeou, Cindy Speaker
  • McGee, Patrick Speaker
  • Sylvester, Judith Speaker
  • Pearson, Kevin Speaker


This segment from the May 17, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the sixth week of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Senator J.P. Morrell testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on his bill allowing taxpayers to donate money to the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence by checking off a box on their tax returns; State Representative Walt Leger, III, Chris Stelly of the Department of Economic Development, and Will French of the Louisiana Film Association testifying on Leger’s bill prohibiting out-of-state companies from taking advantage of film industry tax credits created for companies headquartered in Louisiana; State Senator Bodi White and Norman Browning of Local Schools for Local Children testifying on White’s bill creating a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish, the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School System; State Representative Alfred Williams of the House Education Committee strongly questioning the bill; and Cindy Rougeou of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System, LSU Professors Patrick McGee and Judith Sylvester, and State Representative Kevin Pearson testifying on Pearson’s bill creating a cash balance retirement plan for new state employees hired on or after July 1, 2013. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford