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May 28, 2009

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-28

Duration: 00:02:19

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Government | Taxes | Tax exemptions | Tax credits | Fishermen | CRAWFISH | Compressed natural gas | Alternative fuel vehicles | Natural gas vehicles | Capital gains tax


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Guinn, John E. Speaker
  • Smith, Jane Speaker
  • Paternostro, Dino Speaker
  • Bridges, Cynthia Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from May 28, 2009, features testimony on several tax bills before the House Ways and Means Committee, including: State Representative John E. Guinn on a sales and use tax exemption for fishermen purchasing crawfish bait and feed; State Representative Jane Smith on tax breaks for vehicles that use compressed natural gas; and Dino Paternostro of Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges on reducing the capital gains tax. Host: Shauna Sanford