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2012 Legislative Session, Week 11

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-25

Duration: 00:05:33

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Drunk driving | Politics | Government | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | STATE BUDGET | Prisons | Welfare reform | Louisiana. Department of Public Safety and Corrections | Crime | Self-defense (Law) | Justifiable homicide | DWI | Traffic safety | Drivers' licenses | Health Care | Midwives


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LeBlanc, James Speaker
  • Henry, Cameron Speaker
  • Tarver, Greg Speaker
  • Burrell, Roy Speaker
  • Rager, Christopher Speaker
  • Clark, Cloyce Speaker
  • LaFleur, Eric Speaker
  • Landry, Nancy Speaker
  • Daigle, Sherri Speaker
  • Buffington, Sherri Smith Speaker


This segment from the May 25, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the eleventh week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Secretary James LeBlanc of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on the financial problems facing the state’s prison system; State Senator Greg Tarver questioning State Representative Cameron Henry on his bill preventing the use of welfare cards at certain places, like strip clubs or liquor stores; State Representative Roy Burrell and Christopher Rager of the National Rifle Association testifying on Burrell’s bill defining who has the authority to determine when an aggressor has the right to claim self-defense during the commission of a crime; State Senator Eric LaFleur questioning Cloyce Clark of the Governor’s Office on a bill related to the reinstatement of driving privileges following a DWI arrest; State Representative Nancy Landry and midwife Sherri Daigle testifying on Landry’s bill updating the credential requirements for midwives; and State Senator Sherri Smith Buffington offering amendments to Landry’s bill.