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June 9, 2009

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-9

Duration: 00:02:17

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Politics | Government | Education | High school dropouts | Career diploma -- Louisiana | Smoking ban


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Kostelka, Bob Speaker
  • Pastorek, Paul Speaker
  • Dixon, Herbert Speaker
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Young, Chris Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from June 9, 2009, features testimony by State Senator Bob Kostelka and Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek on Kostelka’s bill to create an alternative curriculum and diploma program for high school students in order to help curtail the high dropout rate. It also includes testimony by State Senator Rob Marionneaux on his bill to ban smoking in bars that sell food. Host: Shauna Sanford