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2014 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: 2014-04-25

Duration: 00:05:10

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Education | Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts | Louisiana School for the Deaf | Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired | Louisiana Public Broadcasting | STATE BUDGET | Polypropylene | Health Care | MEDICAID | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Moore, Elizabeth Speaker
  • Widhalm, Patrick Speaker
  • Courtney, Beth Speaker
  • Geymann, Brett Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Montoucet, Jack Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • Breaux, John Speaker
  • Kliebert, Kathy Speaker


This segment from the April 25, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the seventh week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Dr. Elizabeth Moore, the Superintendent of the Special School District, testifying on the need for certified teachers at the Louisiana School for the Deaf and the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired; Dr. Patrick Widhalm, the executive director of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts testifying on his school’s selection as an elite high school by the Washington Post; Beth Courtney, the CEO and president of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, testifying on the impact of the proposed $350,000 budget cut to LPB; State Representative Brett Geymann and State Treasurer John Kennedy testifying on Geymann’s constitutional amendment prohibiting the transfer of money from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund to fill in gaps in the state budget; State Representative Jack Montoucet testifying on his bill providing preferences for polypropylene products woven in Louisiana; and State Senator Ben Nevers, former United States Senator John Breaux, and Secretary Kathy Kliebert of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying on Nevers’ bill allowing Louisiana citizens to vote on a constitutional amendment expanding the Medicaid program through funding from the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.