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Headlines – August 15, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-08-15

Duration: 00:03:17

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Mulhearn, Patrick Speaker


This segment from the August 15, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the Legislative Fiscal Office estimating a $1.2 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year; State District Judge Tim Kelly denying a lawsuit by seventeen lawmakers to stop the implementation of Common Core; a judge approving the lawsuit by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) against the Jindal Administration to move forward to a full preliminary hearing; a federal judge granting final approval to a $48.1 million class action lawsuit settlement for Bayou Corne residents impacted by the 2012 sinkhole; the Baton Rouge Metro Council voting against the Fairness Ordinance; and Patrick Mulhearn, the executive director of Celtic Studios, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club.