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June 10, 2015

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-10

Duration: 00:01:45

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | Dedicated funds -- Louisiana


  • Connelly, Kelly Host
  • Alexander, F. King Interviewee
  • Waguespack, Stephen Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from June 10, 2015, features: an update on the efforts of House and Senate members to reach a compromise on the state budget; an interview with LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander on the status of the budget cuts to higher education; an interview with Stephen Waguespack, the president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), on the need to eliminate the dedicated funds within the state budget; and an interview with State Representative John Bel Edwards on his disagreement with the Legislature’s decision to not make changes to the structure of the state budget until after the 2015 gubernatorial election. Host: Kelly Connelly