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May 5, 2014

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-5

Duration: 00:01:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Politics | Government | Privatization | Hospitals | MEDICAID


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Connick, Patrick Speaker
  • Nichols, Kristy Speaker
  • Kleckley, Chuck Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from May 5, 2014, features Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the federal government’s rejection of a financing plan to privatize six state hospitals with Medicaid funds. It also includes Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley urging Nichols to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Host: Charlie Whinham