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2009 Legislative Session, Week 2

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-08

Duration: 00:08:14

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Government | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Health Care | Mega-Project Development Fund | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Economic stimulus | American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 | Unemployment insurance | Louisiana Rural Health Information Exchange | Rural health services | ADOPTIONS | VITAL RECORDS | Birth certificates | Mobile dental clinics | Dentistry | Public records | Transparency in government | Solar energy | Tax credits | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | State legislators


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Hines, Donald Speaker
  • Murrill, Elizabeth Speaker
  • Esman, Marjorie Speaker
  • Pearson, Kevin Speaker
  • Folse, Greg Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Speaker
  • Faircloth, Jimmy Speaker
  • Redman, Carl Speaker
  • Labruzzo, John Interviewee
  • Shaneyfelt, Ann Interviewee
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker


This segment from the May 8, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the second week of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including: a news conference with Governor Bobby Jindal expressing his support for the wider use of the Mega-Project Development Fund and his opposition to an expansion of unemployment compensation benefits through money from the federal economic stimulus package; Dr. Donald Hines of the Rural Health Information Exchange testifying against the $2 million budget cut to his program; Elizabeth Murrill of the Governor’s Office and Marjorie Esman of the ACLU testifying on a bill clarifying the duties of the Registrar of Vital Records in issuing birth certificates, especially for adoptions to either a traditionally married couple or a single parent; State Representative Kevin Pearson testifying on his bill prohibiting the use of mobile dental units in schools; Jimmy Faircloth of the Governor’s Office, Carl Redman of the Baton Rouge Advocate, and State Senator Robert Adley testifying on two bills related to public records disclosures from the Governor’s Office; State Representative John Labruzzo discussing the large number of bills related to solar energy tax credits for Louisiana homes and businesses; and the House Appropriations Committee finalizing the state budget. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford