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2012 Legislative Session, Week 12

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-01

Duration: 00:04:58

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana Community and Technical College System | South Louisiana Community College | Abortion | Health Care | Discrimination against the mentally ill


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • May, Joe Speaker
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Schroder, John Speaker
  • Burrell, Roy Speaker
  • Hoffman, Frank Speaker
  • Thomas, Mark Speaker
  • Waddell, Greg Speaker
  • Jackson, Katrina Speaker


This segment from the June 1, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the twelfth week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representatives Jim Fannin, John Schroder, and Roy Burrell questioning Dr. Joe May, the president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, on a bill merging several Acadiana-based vocational schools with South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette; State Representative Frank Hoffman testifying on a bill prohibiting abortions when the fetus can feel pain; and mental health advocate Mark Thomas, attorney Greg Waddell of the Louisiana State Medical Society, and State Representative Katrina Jackson testifying on a bill preventing doctors from discriminating against patients with a mental illness.