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April 28, 2009

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-04-28

Duration: 00:02:26

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Government | CIGARETTES | Tobacco products | Mega-Project Development Fund | Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Plant (Farmerville, La.) | Taxes | Gasoline -- Taxation | Diesel fuels | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Downs, Hollis Speaker
  • Gautreaux, Cathy Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from April 28, 2009, features: State Representative Karen Carter Peterson testifying on her bill to increase the price of cigarettes and tobacco products by $1; Governor Bobby Jindal testifying in favor of a bill to relax the rules on the Mega-Project Development Fund in order to use $50 million to save the Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Plant in Farmerville; and testimony on State Representative Hollis Down’s bill to raise the tax on gasoline and diesel fuels according to the consumer price index in order to pay for road construction projects. Host: Shauna Sanford