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Legislative Session Preview (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News conference

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-02-14

Duration: 00:10:37

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2020 | Politics | Government


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Schexnayder, Clay Interviewee
  • Cortez, Page Interviewee
  • Deslatte, Melinda Interviewee
  • Hilburn, Greg Interviewee


This segment from the February 14, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s preview of the 2020 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislative. He first interviews the Legislature’s newly elected leaders, Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez. Moreau then interviews Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press and Greg Hilburn of the USA Today Network. They discuss: tort reform as the major issue of the session; the new members of the Legislature; Governor John Bel Edwards’ lawsuit against State Treasurer John Schroder in relation to the unclaimed property fund; and the exclusion of teacher pay raises from Governor Edwards’ executive budget proposal.