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2014 Legislative Session, Week 2

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-21

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | STATE BUDGET | Rural areas | Louisiana. Department of Veterans Affairs | Fort Polk (La.) | Louisiana. Office of State Police | Traffic violations | Recidivists | Louisiana. Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism | Louisiana. Department of Economic Development | UNEMPLOYMENT | Health Care | Abortion


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Alexander, Rodney Speaker
  • Armes, James Speaker
  • Starnes, Jason Speaker
  • Landry, Terry Speaker
  • Brown, Terry Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Moret, Stephen Speaker
  • Jackson, Katrina Speaker
  • Irvin, Amy Speaker
  • Schilling, Ellie Speaker
  • Cochran, Sylvia Speaker


This segment from the March 21, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the second week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Secretary Rodney Alexander of the Department of Veterans Affairs testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on his department’s proposed budget; State Representative James Armes asking Alexander about the future of Fort Polk; Captain Jason Starnes of the Louisiana State Police testifying before the House Transportation Committee on a bill allowing the State Police to serve notices to habitual offenders through the mail; State Representatives Terry Landry and Terry Brown questioning Starnes; Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the proposed budget for the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism; Secretary Stephen Moret of the Department of Economic Development testifying on the state’s low unemployment rate; State Representative James Armes questioning Moret on the unemployment rate in rural parishes; and State Representative Katrina Jackson, Amy Irvin of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, attorney Ellie Schilling, and Sylvia Cochran testifying before the House Health and Welfare Committee on Jackson’s bill requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to hospitals. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham