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Hot Topics of the 2014 Legislative Session [Part 1 of 2]

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-20

Duration: 00:13:14

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | COUNCIL FOR A BETTER LOUISIANA | Planned Parenthood Federation of America | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Abortion | Sex Education | Women's health services | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Environment | LAWSUITS | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Chauvin, Lauren Panelist
  • Erwin, Barry Panelist
  • Carter, Raegan Panelist
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


This segment from the June 20, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford leading a panel discussion on three of the major issues of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature with Lauren Chavin of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), and Raegan Carter of Planned Parenthood. They discuss: their overall view of the session; Common Core legislation; the passage of State Representative Katrina Jackson’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act; the passage of State Representative Frank Hoffman’s bill prohibiting Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from teaching sex education courses in public and charter schools; and the passage of State Senator Bret Allain’s bill stopping the lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for environmental damages to the wetlands.