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Legislative Preview (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-07

Duration: 00:03:37

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | STATE BUDGET | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Health Care | MEDICAID | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Scott, Robert Travis Interviewee


This segment from the March 7, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Robert Travis Scott, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR). He discusses the major issues of the upcoming 2014 Legislative Session, including: the use of one-time money to pay for recurring expenses in the state budget; the Common Core educational standards; alternatives to the Medicaid expansion available through the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); and higher education funding. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford