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2016 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: 2016-04-22

Duration: 00:03:45

Subjects: Politics | Government | Edwards, John Bel | MEDICAID | Health Care | Crime | Criminal justice, Administration of | Juvenile justice, Administration of | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Erdey, Dale Speaker
  • James, Ted Interviewee


This segment from the April 22, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the sixth week of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Governor John Bel Edwards testifying before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Medicaid expansion; State Senator Dale Erdey questioning the future cost of Medicaid expansion to the state; highlights from Governor John Bel Edwards’ press conference on his first 100 days in office; and an interview with State Representative Ted James on his support of a bill that allows 17-year-olds to be considered as juveniles in the criminal justice system. Host: Charlie Whinham