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2013 Legislative Session, Week 9

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-07

Duration: 00:04:53

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | STATE BUDGET | RALLIES | Solar energy | Tax credits | Education | Educational vouchers


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Long, Gerald Interviewee
  • Dirks, Aaron Interviewee
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Lewis, Eric Interviewee


This segment from the June 7, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the ninth and final week of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: an interview with State Senator Gerald Long on the state budget compromise and his position on using one-time money to pay for recurring expenses; highlights from a rally on the steps of the State Capitol by solar energy proponents against an amendment to a bill that only allows a solar energy tax credit for homeowners if their solar energy system is purchased and not leased; an interview with Aaron Dirks, the chairman of PosiGen, at the rally; State Representative Jim Fannin, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, urging his colleagues to reject the Senate’s amendments to the state budget; and an interview with Eric Lewis, the Louisiana Director of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, on his support for the school voucher program. Host Shauna Sanford also reports on the highlights of the 2013 Legislative Session.