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2016 Special Legislative Session #2, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-24

Duration: 00:04:29

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | HIGHER EDUCATION | MINIMUM FOUNDATION PROGRAM | STATE BUDGET


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • White, Malinda Speaker
  • Bacala, Tony Speaker
  • Tarver, Greg Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the June 24, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the final week of the second 2016 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes: State Representatives Walt Leger III, Malinda White, and Tony Bacala debating the first budget cut to the TOPS Program in its history; State Senator Greg Tarver, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, discussing the cuts to the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP), the funding mechanism for K-12 public schools; Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne testifying in favor of fully funding the MFP; and an interview with Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), on the remaining unknowns about the state’s revenues. Host: Charlie Whinham