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Special Session Preview (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-02-10

Duration: 00:05:43

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017 | Politics | Government | SPECIAL SESSIONS | STATE BUDGET | RAINY DAY FUND | DARDENNE, JAY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Procopio, Steven Interviewee
  • Dardenne, Jay Interviewee
  • Harris, Lance Interviewee


This segment from the February 10, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the upcoming Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. She reports on Governor John Bel Edwards’ plan to close the $304 million mid-year state budget shortfall, including the use of $119 million from the Rainy Day Fund. Spires interviews: Steven Procopio, the policy director for the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR); Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne; and State Representative Lance Harris, the chairman of the House Republican Caucus. Host: Charlie Whinham