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2013 Legislative Session, Week 7

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-05-24

Duration: 00:06:45

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | Health Care | MEDICAID | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Education | MINIMUM FOUNDATION PROGRAM | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana Community and Technical College System | Louisiana Board of Regents | Retirement


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • Kliebert, Kathy Speaker
  • Arceneaux, Cindy Speaker
  • Garrett, Dan Speaker
  • Roemer, Chas Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Speaker
  • Rasberry, Bubba Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Jenkins, William Speaker


This segment from the May 24, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the seventh week of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, State Senator Ben Nevers, and Interim Secretary Kathy Kliebert of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on Peterson’s bill expanding Medicaid eligibility based on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); Cindy Arceneaux of the Special Education Advisory Panel, Dan Garrett of the Baton Rouge Association of Gifted and Talented Students, and BESE Board President Chas Roemer testifying before the Senate Education Committee on the Minimum Foundation Program funding formula for public schools; State Senator Robert Adley, Board of Regents Chairman Bubba Rasberry, and State Treasurer John Kennedy testifying on Adley’s bill funding $250 million in new buildings for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System; and Dr. William Jenkins, the interim president of LSU, testifying on a bill allowing colleges and universities some control over the employer contribution rates for employee retirement plans. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford