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2014 Legislative Session, Week 11

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-23

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Environment | LAWSUITS | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Coastal zone management | Public contracts | CONTRACTORS | Solar energy | Autonomous vehicles | Abortion


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Faircloth, Jimmy Speaker
  • Lambert, Eddie Speaker
  • Honore, Russel Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Nichols, Kristy Speaker
  • Richard, Jerome Speaker
  • Morrell, J.P. Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Hoffman, Frank Speaker
  • Badon, Austin Speaker
  • Flournoy, Melissa Speaker


This segment from the May 23, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the eleventh week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: attorney Jimmy Faircloth and retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore testifying on a bill stopping a lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for environmental damages to the wetlands by only allowing government agencies with coastal zone management plans to bring legal claims; State Representative Eddie Lambert questioning Faircloth on the bill; State Treasurer John Kennedy, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, and State Representative Jerome Richard testifying on Richard’s bill reducing state contracts by 10%; State Senator J.P. Morrell testifying on his bill requiring the State Licensing Board of Contractors to provide testing for the installation of solar panels; State Representative Walt Leger III testifying on his resolution asking the Department of Transportation and Development to begin studying self-driving vehicles; State Representative Frank Hoffman testifying on his bill prohibiting elective abortion providers from distributing information about abortions in public or charter schools; State Representative Austin Badon testifying on his bill allowing doctors to keep a pregnant mother alive in order to allow for the birth of her baby; and Dr. Melissa Flournoy of Planned Parenthood testifying against Badon’s bill.