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April 7, 2016

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-7

Duration: 00:01:40

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | Criminal justice, Administration of | Public defenders | Capital Punishment


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Bunton, Derwyn Speaker
  • Mack, Sherman Speaker
  • Pylant, Steve Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from April 7, 2016, features: Orleans Parish Defender Derwyn Bunton testifying before the House Criminal Justice Committee against State Representative Sherman Mack’s bill stabilizing the funding for the public defender system; State Representative Mack explaining his bill; and State Representative Steve Pylant questioning the high cost of the death penalty. Host: Kelly Spires