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Headlines – February 6, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-06

Duration: 00:02:02

Subjects: Common Core State Standards Initiative | Offshore gas well drilling | Offshore oil well drilling | Traffic safety | Camp Minden (La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the February 6, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Bobby Jindal issuing an executive order urging the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to offer alternatives to parents who want their children to opt out of Common Core testing; the federal budget proposal eliminating offshore oil and gas royalties for Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi; the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reporting that traffic deaths in Louisiana have dropped 29% from 2007-2013; and the Senate Environmental Quality Committee planning to hold a hearing at Camp Minden to hear concerns about the open burn of M6 propellant.