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Headlines – February 7, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-02-07

Duration: 00:03:02

Subjects: Agriculture | National Flood Insurance Program (U.S.) | MEDICAID | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | McAllister, Vance | Graves, Garret


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • McAllister, Vance Interviewee


This segment from the February 7, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: President Barack Obama signing the Farm Bill into law; the United States House of Representatives voting to delay the rate increases for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for one year; Jackson Hewitt reporting that Louisiana businesses may pay more in taxes in 2015 if Louisiana does not accept the Medicaid expansion available through the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); an interview with Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District on his frustrations with Congress; and Garret Graves stepping down as the chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA).