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April 6, 2016

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-06

Duration: 00:01:44

Subjects: Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | HIGHER EDUCATION | TOPS PROGRAM


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Stokes, Julie Speaker
  • Caillier, James Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from April 6, 2016, features: State Representative Walt Leger III of the House Education Committee commenting on State Representative Chris Broadwater’s bill requiring future freshmen and sophomore TOPS recipients to pay a percentage of their tuition; State Representative Julie Stokes testifying before the House Education Committee on her bill requiring students who lose TOPS to pay back their scholarship on a sliding scale; and James Caillier, the executive director of TOPS, testifying on the importance of the program. Host: Kelly Spires