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2015 Legislative Session, Week 8

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-05

Duration: 00:05:01

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | HIGHER EDUCATION | Tax credits | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | United States. Constitution


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Connelly, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Lambert, Eddie Speaker
  • Donahue, Jack Speaker
  • Barfield, Tim Speaker
  • Crisp, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Garofalo, Ray Speaker
  • Diamond, Ray Speaker
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker


This segment from the June 5, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kelly Connelly’s recap of the eighth week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Eddie Lambert questioning State Senator Jack Donahue on his bill creating the Student Adjustment for a Valuable Education, or SAVE tax credit program for higher education; Secretary Tim Barfield of the Department of Revenue testifying on Governor Bobby Jindal’s commitment to not raising net taxes during his administration; an interview with Elizabeth Crisp, the higher education reporter for the Advocate, on the budget cuts facing higher education and the potential changes to the TOPS program; State Representative Ray Garofalo and Southern University Law Professor Ray Diamond testifying on Garafalo’s bill calling for a constitutional convention of the states to amend the U.S. Constitution in three areas; and State Senator Karen Carter Peterson arguing that the Louisiana Legislature needs to address the state’s problems first. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford