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2010 Legislative Session, Week 8

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-21

Duration: 00:07:29

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | HIGHER EDUCATION | STATE BUDGET | RAINY DAY FUND | Beverage containers | Litter (Trash) | Crime | Cyberbullying | Drivers' licenses | Politics | Government


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Editor
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Callier, James Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Waguespack, Stephen Speaker
  • LeBlanc, John Speaker
  • Chaisson, Joel Speaker
  • Lambert, Eddie Speaker
  • Gisclair, Jerry "Truck" Speaker
  • Wise, Brandy Interviewee
  • Appel, Conrad Speaker
  • Burrell, Roy Speaker
  • McPherson, Joe Speaker
  • Edmonson, Mike Speaker


This segment from the May 21, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the eighth week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Joe Harrison, Dr. James Callier, Professor Emeritus of the University of Louisiana System, and State Representative John Bel Edwards debating Harrison’s bill capping the TOPS scholarship at $1600 a semester; Stephen Waguespack of the Governor’s Office, John LeBlanc of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), and Senate President Joel Chaisson testifying on Chaisson’s bill related to the use of the Rainy Day Fund; State Representatives Eddie Lambert and Jerry “Truck” Gisclair debating Lambert’s beverage container bill, which aims to combat the state’s litter problem; an interview with parent Brandy Wise on cyberbulling; State Senator Conrad Appel and State Representative Roy Burrell debating Burrell’s bill creating the crime of cyberbullying; and State Senator Joe McPherson and Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police testifying on McPherson’s bill refunding taxpayers for a drivers’ license fee increase. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford