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Sen. Mary Landrieu Interview (Aug. 14, 2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-08-14

Duration: 00:08:59

Subjects: Politics | Health care reform | Small business | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | SENATORS | Government | Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane recovery | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | Arbitration


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee


This segment from the August 14, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with United States Senator Mary Landrieu. She discusses: the role of a new independent arbitration panel in ending disputes between state agencies and FEMA for over $1 billion of recovery projects related to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita; the decisions of the panel being binding; the time limit of 60 days for the panel to make a decision; state agencies still having the option to go through the usual FEMA process instead of using the panel; and the need for health care reform, especially in the areas of reducing health care costs for small businesses and providing choices for consumers.