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2010 Legislative Session, Week 12

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: 2010-06-18

Duration: 00:06:00

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | Financial disclosure | Business | Public contracts | Louisiana -- Officials and employees | State Budget Cuts | SECURITY | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Sex Education | Louisiana Youth for Excellence | Education | High school dropouts | Truancy | STATE BUDGET | RAINY DAY FUND | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | OIL INDUSTRY


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Editor
  • Goodson, Barbara Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Smiley, Mert Speaker
  • Doucet, Barry Speaker
  • Monica, Nickie Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Richmond, Cedric Interviewee
  • Harrison, Joe Interviewee
  • Jones, Rosalind Interviewee


This segment from the June 18, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the twelfth week of the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Barbara Goodson of the Division of Administration and State Representative Walt Leger III testifying on a Senate Resolution requiring private companies to disclose their financial information in order to do business with the State of Louisiana; State Representative Mert Smiley and Barry Doucet of the Budget Office debating State Representative Pat Smith’s bill requiring the Jindal Administration to submit a report on its plans for reducing the number of state employees; State Representative Nickie Monica testifying on his resolution improving security at the State Capitol; State Representative Pat Smith testifying on her bill calling for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the sex education programs offered through the Office of Louisiana Youth for Excellence; State Senator Rob Marionneaux testifying on his bill related to high school dropouts facing truancy charges; interviews with State Representative Cedric Richmond and Rosalind Jones on using and paying back the Rainy Day Fund; and an interview with State Representative Joe Harrison on his concerns over the economic impact of the BP Oil Spill on the seafood and oil industries. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford