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2016 Special Session Preview

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-12

Duration: 00:06:52

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference | Alario, John A. Jr., 1943- | Barras, Taylor F. | SPECIAL SESSIONS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Dix, Manfred Speaker
  • Richardson, Jim Speaker
  • Albrecht, Greg Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Barras, Taylor Interviewee


This segment from the February 12, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ preview of the 2016 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature, which was called to deal with the state’s budget deficit. This report includes highlights from the recent meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference, including comments by state economist Manfred Dix, LSU economist Jim Richardson, Legislative Fiscal Office economist Greg Albrecht, and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne. Spires also interviews Senate President John Alario and Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, who discuss their thoughts on what the Legislature can accomplish during the three-week special session. Host: Charlie Whinham