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May 7, 2012

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-07

Duration: 00:02:04

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Politics | Government | Budget deficits | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | RAINY DAY FUND | Public contracts


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Rainwater, Paul Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from May 7, 2012, features State Representative Jim Fannin, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, asking his colleagues if they want to consider using the Rainy Day Fund to cover the state’s budget shortfall. It also includes State Treasurer John Kennedy and Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater testifying on a bill calling for a 10% cut in state contracts. Host: Charlie Whinham