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2011 Legislative Session, Week 8

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-17

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | Taxes | INCOME TAX | CIGARETTE TAXES | REAPPORTIONMENT | Apportionment (Election law) | Debts, Public | Monuments | FLAGS | Military


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Justice, Todd Editor
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • von Haybard, Skip Speaker
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker
  • Chaisson, Joel Speaker
  • Olafson, Curtis Speaker
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker
  • Ellington, Noble Speaker
  • St. Germain, Karen Speaker


This segment from the June 17, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the eighth week of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Senator Rob Marionneaux, State Treasurer John Kennedy, and Skip von Haybard of the Greater New Orleans Tea Party testifying on Marionneax’s bill phasing out the state’s personal income tax over a ten-year period; Governor Bobby Jindal’s veto of the extension of the four cent sales tax on cigarettes and tobacco products; Speaker of the House Jim Tucker and Senate President Joel Chaisson addressing the possibility of calling a special session in order to redraw the new Congressional districts; State Senator Curtis Olafson of North Dakota testifying on State Representative Noble Ellington’s resolution asking the federal government to put a ceiling on the national debt; State Senator Karen Carter Peterson strongly questioning Ellington on his bill; the defeat of State Representative Patrick Williams’ bill to install a monument of the Ten Commandments on the capitol grounds; and State Representative Karen St. Germain testifying on her bill establishing the “Honor and Remember” flag as the official state emblem of military service. Host: Shauna Sanford