User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Legislative Session Preview (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-09

Duration: 00:06:01

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Politics | Government | Erwin, Barry | Education | School choice | Educational vouchers | Teacher tenure | Retirement | STATE BUDGET | Alario, John A. Jr., 1943- | Kleckley, Chuck


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the March 9, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s preview of the major issues of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He interviews Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). Erwin discusses: Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform plan, including the expansion of school vouchers and teacher tenure reform; Jindal’s plan to reform the state’s retirement system; the $900 million budget deficit; and the new leadership in the Legislature, Senate President John Alario and Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford