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May 11, 2009

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-11

Duration: 00:02:23

Subjects: Government | Port of New Orleans | Traffic safety | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Cyclists | Drunk driving | Breath tests | TUITION | Universities and colleges | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Tucker, Jim Interviewee
  • Jackson, Michael Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from May 11, 2009, features: an interview with Speaker of the House Jim Tucker on his support for a bill that will expand the Port of Orleans into Plaquemines Parish; State Representative Michael Jackson testifying on his bill requiring drivers to maintain a distance of three feet when attempting to pass cyclists; the House Transportation Committee’s approval of a bill strengthening the penalties for suspected drunk drivers who refuse to take a Breathalyzer test; and the approval of a 5% tuition increase for state colleges and universities. Host: Shauna Sanford