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Rep. Steve Carter and Rep. Stephen Ortego Interview (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-09

Duration: 00:08:55

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | State legislators | Carter, Stephen F. | Ortego, Stephen J. | STATE BUDGET | Health Care


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Carter, Steve Interviewee
  • Ortego, Stephen Interviewee


This segment from the May 9, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with State Representative Steve Carter and State Representative Stephen Ortego on the ongoing 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They discuss: how they voted on the House version of the state budget; their areas of concern in the budget; the future of health care in Louisiana; the federal government’s rejection of the Jindal Administration’s financing plan to privatize six hospitals with Medicaid funds; and Carter’s frustration with the lack of funding priorities in the state.