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Headlines - July 29, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-07-29

Duration: 00:03:26

Subjects: Taxes | CAPITAL OUTLAY | GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY | Louisiana Tech University | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 | World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) | Pilots for Patients | Medical Missions


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Henderson, Byron Interviewee
  • O'Connor, Michael Interviewee


This segment from the July 29, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the upcoming back to school sales tax holiday; an interview with Byron Henderson of the Louisiana Department of Revenue on the documentation needed for parents to receive a tax deduction for purchasing their children’s school clothes; Governor Bobby Jindal announcing the allocation of $16 million for capital outlay projects at Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University; an interview with Michael O’Connor of the Terry Ferrell Firefighter’s Fund on the tour of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center across Louisiana; and the 1,000th flight for Pilots for Patients, a non-profit organization in Monroe that allows private pilots to use their own planes to fly free medical missions for patients with non-emergency medical conditions to visit doctors or hospitals in other cities or states.