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2012 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: 2012-03-23

Duration: 00:06:45

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Louisiana. Department of Revenue | Tax refunds | Debit cards | Louisiana. Department of Children & Family Services | Child welfare | SHERIFFS | Continuing education | Louisiana. Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control | Fees, Administrative | Early childhood education | Teacher tenure | Education | Educational change | Educational vouchers


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Bridges, Cynthia Speaker
  • Johnson, Ruth Speaker
  • Ranatza, Mike Speaker
  • Hebert, Troy Speaker
  • Appel, Conrad Speaker
  • Peacock, Barrow Speaker
  • Gallot, Rick Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Interviewee
  • Carter, Steve Speaker
  • Barrow, Regina Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Abramson, Neil Speaker


This segment from the March 23, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the second week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Jim Fannin questioning Secretary Cynthia Bridges of the Department of Revenue on their plan to issue tax refunds on debit cards; Secretary Ruth Johnson of the Department of Children and Family Services testifying on their request for $23 million for the Child Welfare program; Mike Ranatza of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association testifying on a bill creating the Louisiana Sheriffs Executive Management Institute, a continuing education course for sheriff’s deputies; Commissioner Troy Hebert of the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control testifying on a bill allowing him more flexibility in setting permit fees; State Senator Conrad Appel presenting his early childhood education reform bill on the Senate floor; State Senators Barrow Peacock and Rick Gallot debating Appel’s bill; an interview with State Senator Ben Nevers on Appel’s teacher tenure bill; and State Representatives Regina Barrow, Jim Fannin, Pat Smith, and Neil Abramson debating State Representative Steve Carter’s school choice bill, which creates a school voucher program for students attending failing public schools. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford