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2019 Legislative Session, Week 1

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: 2019-04-12

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019 | Politics | Government


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Horton, Dodie Interviewee
  • James, Ted Interviewee
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Long, Gerald Interviewee
  • Carter, Steve Interviewee
  • Barras, Taylor Speaker
  • Nungesser, Billy Interviewee


This segment from the April 12, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ recap of the first week of the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report includes: highlights from Governor John Bel Edwards’ opening address; interviews with State Representative Dodie Horton, State Representative Ted James, Senate President John Alario, State Senator Gerald Long, and State Representative Steve Carter on the major issues of the session; Speaker of the House Taylor Barras discussing his decision to vote in favor of the recognition of the state budget surplus in the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference; and an interview with Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.