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2019 Legislative Session, Week 2

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: 2019-04-19

Duration: 00:09:05

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019 | Abortion | Teacher pay raises | MINIMUM WAGE | Gasoline -- Taxation


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee
  • Hilburn, Greg Interviewee


This segment from the April 19, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the second week of the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He interviews Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), and Greg Hilburn, a journalist with the USA Today Network. They discuss: the Revenue Estimating Conference recognizing the state budget surplus; the defeat of a bill banning billboards; the abortion bills under consideration; the mood in the Legislature; the impact of the upcoming statewide elections on the session; the bipartisan support for teacher pay raises; the public’s support for increasing the minimum wage; and the proposed increase in the gas tax.