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2016 Special Legislative Session #2, Week 1

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-10

Duration: 00:07:47

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Taxes


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Henry, Cameron Interviewee
  • Devillier, Phillip Speaker
  • James, Ted Speaker
  • Stokes, Julie Speaker
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the June 10, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the first week of the second 2016 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes: highlights from Governor John Bel Edwards’ opening address; an interview with Senate President John Alario on the need to raise revenue and stabilize the state budget; an outline of Governor Edwards’ revenue generating plan; an interview with State Representative Cameron Henry, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, on proposed changes to itemized tax deductions; State Representatives Phillip Devillier, Ted James, and Julie Stokes, members of the House Ways and Means Committee, debating State Representative Rob Shadoin’s bill related to itemized tax deductions; and an interview with Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana, on the possibility for any structural changes to the budget during the special session. Host: Charlie Whinham