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2014 Legislative Session, Week 12

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-30

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Education | MINIMUM FOUNDATION PROGRAM | Special Education | Children with disabilities | Health care reform | HEALTH INSURANCE | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | STATE BUDGET


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • White, John Speaker
  • Meyers, Mike Speaker
  • Appel, Conrad Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • Kliebert, Kathy Speaker
  • Cox, Kenny Speaker
  • Morris, John Speaker
  • Williams, Patrick Interviewee


This segment from the May 30, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the twelfth and final week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Superintendent of Education John White, Mike Meyers, and State Senator Conrad Appel testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the revised formula for the Minimum Foundation Program, including the funding for special needs children; State Senator Ben Nevers and Secretary Kathy Kliebert of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying on Nevers’ bill creating the “Louisiana First, America Next Freedom and Empowerment Plan,” an alternative health care reform plan to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); State Representatives Kenny Cox and John Morris questioning the bill; and an interview with State Representative Patrick Williams on the status of the state budget.