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Education Funding (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-24

Duration: 00:06:59

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | Education | STATE BUDGET | Tax exemptions | Haynesville Shale


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Marionneaux, Rob Interviewee
  • Jones, Sam Interviewee
  • Ashworth, Edward Interviewee
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee
  • Thompson, Francis Interviewee


This segment from the June 24, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the stand-still K-12 and higher education funding in the state budget approved at the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Lincoln interviews: State Senator Rob Marionneaux and State Representative Sam Jones on their disappointment with the level of education funding in the budget; Edward Ashworth of the Louisiana Budget Project and Steve Monaghan of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on the impact of tax exemptions on education funding; and State Senator Francis Thompson on his agreement with the tax exemption for the development of the Haynesville Shale in north Louisiana. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford