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2012 Legislative Session, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-30

Duration: 00:06:22

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | STATE BUDGET | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Corporate tax | RALLIES | TEACHERS | Educational change | Crime | Assault and battery | Military | Disabled veterans | Copper theft | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Greenstein, Bruce Speaker
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Moret, Stephen Speaker
  • Broadwater, Chris Speaker
  • Albrecht, Greg Speaker
  • Johnson, Jean Interviewee
  • Morris, Jay Speaker
  • Jones, Jerry Speaker
  • Honore, Dalton Speaker
  • Harris, Lance Speaker


This segment from the March 30, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the third week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Secretary Bruce Greenstein of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on his department’s budget shortfall; State Representative Jim Fannin explaining to Greenstein that his department cannot rely on one-time money; Secretary Stephen Moret of the Department of Economic Development and Greg Albrecht of the Legislative Fiscal Office testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on a bill increasing corporate tax breaks for large companies looking to build in Louisiana; State Representative Chris Broadwater questioning Albrecht on the bill; highlights from a rally held by Southwest Louisiana teachers on the steps of the State Capitol to protest against Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform package; an interview with Jean Johnson, the president of the Calcasieu Parish Federation of Teachers, at the rally; State Representative Jay Morris and District Attorney Jerry Jones testifying in favor of Morris’ bill increasing the penalties for battery committed against United States Servicemen and disabled veterans; State Representative Dalton Honore questioning Morris and Jones on the bill; and State Representative Lance Harris testifying on his bill creating the crime of theft of copper and other metals. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford