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2010 Legislative Session, Week 11

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: 2010-06-11

Duration: 00:05:48

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | Retirement | Clausen, Sally | Commissioner of Higher Education | RESIGNATIONS | Environment | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Offshore gas well drilling | Offshore oil well drilling


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Robideaux, Joel Speaker
  • Birdwell, Stacy Speaker
  • Badon, Austin Interviewee
  • Hoffman, Frank Interviewee
  • Graves, Garret Speaker
  • Levine, Alan Speaker
  • Fryar, Robert Speaker
  • Taffaro, Craig Speaker
  • Randolph, Charlotte Speaker


This segment from the June 11, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the eleventh week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: House Speaker Pro-Temp Joel Robideaux and Stacy Birdwell of the Shreveport Firefighters Association testifying on Robideaux’s bill changing retirement benefits for new state employees; interviews with State Representatives Austin Badon and Frank Hoffman on the resignation of Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen; Garret Graves of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Secretary Alan Levine of the Department of Health and Hospitals, Robert Fryar of BP, and President Craig Taffaro of St. Bernard Parish providing an update on the BP Oil Spill to a joint session of the Legislature; and President Charlotte Randolph of Lafource Parish addressing the impact of the Obama Adminstration’s moratorium on deep water drilling during the joint session. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford