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2014 Legislative Session Roundtable - North La.

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-06

Duration: 00:27:38

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | State legislators | STATE BUDGET | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Workforce development | LAWSUITS | Environment | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | MEDICAID | Health Care | Filmed panel discussions


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Tarver, Greg Panelist
  • Fannin, Jim Panelist
  • Harrison, Joe Panelist
  • Burns, Henry Panelist
  • Cox, Kenny Panelist
  • Thompson, Francis Panelist
  • Adley, Robert Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 6, 2014, features Shauna Sanford leading a panel discussion with seven state legislators from north Louisiana on the conclusion of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The panelists are: State Senator Greg Tarver (D); State Representative Jim Fannin (R); State Representative Joe Harrison (R); State Representative Henry Burns (R); State Representative Kenny Cox (D); State Senator Francis Thompson (D); and State Senator Robert Adley (R). They discuss: their accomplishments during the session; the lack of money in the state budget; their view of Common Core; workforce development, including the TOPS Tech Award; the passage of a bill stopping the lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for environmental damages to the wetlands; and the failure of Medicaid expansion.