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2015 Legislative Session, Week 6

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-22

Duration: 00:07:54

Subjects: Film Industry | Crawfish industry | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | STATE BUDGET | Freedom of religion | Same-sex marriage | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Tax credits


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Connelly, Kelly Producer
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Johnson, Mike Speaker
  • Edmonds, Rick Speaker
  • Perry, Stephen Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Robideaux, Joel Speaker
  • Enochs, Lampton Speaker
  • French, Will Speaker
  • Meche, Jody Speaker
  • Lambert, Eddie Speaker
  • Cormier, Guy Speaker


This segment from the May 22, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the sixth week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Jim Fannin, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, updating House members on the status of the state budget; State Representative Pat Smith expressing her concerns over the lack of funding for the public-private hospital partnerships; State Representative Mike Johnson, Rick Edmonds of the Louisiana Family Forum, and Stephen Perry of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau testifying on Johnson’s bill creating the Marriage and Conscience Act, which aims to protect the religious freedom of individuals who do not agree with same-sex marriage; Governor Bobby Jindal discussing his executive order on religious freedom; State Representative Joel Robideaux, Lampton Enochs of Moonbot Studios, and Will French of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association testifying on Robideaux’s bill capping film industry tax credits at $200 million per year; and Atchafalaya crawfisherman Jody Meche, State Representative Eddie Lambert, and St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier testifying on Lambert’s resolution creating a committee to study issues surrounding the crawfish industry, including the possibility of establishing a crawfish season. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford