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2012 Legislative Session, Week 4

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-04-06

Duration: 00:08:20

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | RALLIES | TEACHERS | Education | Educational change | Recall | Kleckley, Chuck | BICYCLES | Traffic safety | Traffic signs and signals | Traffic cameras | Traffic violations | Child welfare | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | STATE BUDGET


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Allen, Gary Editor
  • Meaux, Debbie Interviewee
  • Johnson, Linda Interviewee
  • McFarlin, Andrea Interviewee
  • Kleckley, Chuck Interviewee
  • Ortego, Stephen Speaker
  • Landry, Terry Speaker
  • Brown, Terry Speaker
  • Morrell, J.P. Speaker
  • Gallagher, John Speaker
  • Wyble, John Interviewee
  • Garvey, James Speaker


This segment from the April 6, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the fourth week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the continuing protests by teachers at the State Capitol against Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform package; interviews with high school teacher Debbie Meaux and former BESE Board president Linda Johnson at the rally; an interview with Calcasieu Parish teacher Andrea McFarlin on her efforts to have a recall election for Governor Bobby Jindal and Speaker of the House Check Kleckley; an interview with Speaker Kleckley responding to the recall efforts; State Representatives Terry Landry and Terry Brown questioning State Representative Stephen Ortego on his bill allowing bicycle traffic on the Interstate; Ortego testifying on his resolution establishing a task force to study the creation of uniform bilingual traffic signage; State Senator J.P. Morrell and John Gallagher of the Louisiana Municipal Association testifying on Morrell’s bill preventing unpaid traffic tickets issued by traffic cameras from being sent to collection agencies; an interview with John Wyble of the Children’s Advocacy Centers on his agency’s work on behalf of abused and neglected children; and Jim Garvey of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on BESE’s budget. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford