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April 29, 2011

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-29

Duration: 00:02:17

Subjects: Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc. | Louisiana GRAD Act of 2010 | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | TOPS PROGRAM | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker
  • Deslatte, Melinda Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from April 29, 2011, features highlights from the legislative panel at the annual meeting of Public Affairs Research Council (PAR). The panelists, including Speaker of the House Jim Tucker and Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press, discuss the challenges facing higher education, including the new performance standards implemented in the 2010 Louisiana GRAD Act and the possibility of reforming the TOPS scholarship program. Host: Charlie Whinham