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2015 Legislative Session Roundtable

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-12

Duration: 00:13:15

Subjects: Political analysis | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | HIGHER EDUCATION | Tax credits | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Elections, 2015 | Health Care | Medical marijuana


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Grace, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Alford, Jeremy Interviewee


This segment from the June 12, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s in-studio interview with Stephanie Grace of the Advocate newspaper and Jeremy Alford of on the conclusion of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They discuss: their overall view of the session; the controversy surrounding the Student Adjustment for a Valuable Education, or SAVE tax credit program for higher education, and Governor Bobby Jindal’s pledge to remain revenue neutral; the hectic final hours of the session; the winners and losers of the session; the impact of the session on the upcoming statewide elections; and the passage of medical marijuana for certain conditions.