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2012 Legislative Session, Week 10

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-18

Duration: 00:06:23

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | DWI | Drunk driving | Traffic safety | Family violence | Assault and battery | Crime | PARADES | Abortion | Health Care | Assisted living facilities


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Rainwater, Paul Speaker
  • Greenstein, Bruce Speaker
  • Mack, Sherman Speaker
  • Wilford, Roena Speaker
  • Bishop, Wesley Speaker
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Speaker
  • Hawkins, Jackie Speaker
  • Buffington, Sherri Smith Speaker
  • Hullinger, Rene Speaker


This segment from the May 18, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the tenth week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on the state budget’s use of $268 million in one-time money to pay for higher education and health care; Secretary Bruce Greenstein of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying on the potential impact of a $100 million cut to his department; State Representative Sherman Mack testifying on his bill increasing the amount of jail time required for a second DWI offense in a one-year period; Roena Wilford of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority testifying in favor of a bill increasing the penalty for second offense domestic battery; State Representative Wesley Bishop testifying on his bill toughening the penalties for shooting a firearm at a parade; State Senator Sharon Weston Broome and Jackie Hawkins testifying on Broome’s bill allowing a woman considering an abortion to hear the heartbeat and see ultrasound images of the fetus; and State Senator Sherri Smith Buffington and Rene Hullinger testifying on Buffington’s bill placing a five-year moratorium on the creation of level four assisted living facilities. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford