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February 17, 2016

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-17

Duration: 00:01:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | Politics | Government | Taxes | CIGARETTE TAXES | SPECIAL SESSIONS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Rozeman, Phillip Speaker
  • Donahue, Mike Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from February 17, 2016, features State Representative Walt Leger III, Dr. Phillip Rozeman of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, and Mike Donahue of Shop Rite Convenience Stores testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on Leger’s bill raising the cigarette tax from 86 cents per pack to $1.08 per pack. Host: Charlie Whinham