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2011 Legislative Session, Week 2

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-06

Duration: 00:04:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | HEALTH INSURANCE | Louisiana. Office of Group Benefits | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Teaching hospitals | Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.) | Driver's education | HIGHER EDUCATION | UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS | Southern University in New Orleans | MERGERS


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Greenstein, Bruce Speaker
  • Gautreaux, Nick Speaker
  • Pope, J. Rogers Interviewee
  • Purcell, Jim Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker


This segment from the May 6, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the second week of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Governor Bobby Jindal speaking at a press conference about his support of privatizing the PPO portion of the state employee health plan; Secretary Bruce Greenstein of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the plans to build a new academic medical center in New Orleans, which will replace Charity Hospital; Commissioner Nick Gautreaux of the Office of Motor Vehicles testifying before the House Transportation Committee on a bill moving driver’s education programs from the control of the Department of Education to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections; an interview with State Representative J. Rogers Pope on the driver’s education bill; Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell testifying before the House Education Committee on the proposed merger of the University of New Orleans and Southern University in New Orleans; and State Representative Pat Smith questioning Purcell on why a report prepared by the Southern University System on avoiding the merger of historically black colleges and universities was not taken into consideration. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford