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2017 Legislative Session, Week 7

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-05-26

Duration: 00:04:40

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017 | Politics | Government | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | MINIMUM WAGE | Family violence


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Forgey, Quint Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Peacock, Barrow Speaker
  • Carter, Troy Speaker
  • Appel, Conrad Speaker


This segment from the May 26, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Quint Forgey’s recap of the seventh week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the Senate Judiciary Committee approving a bill providing pay increases for probation and parole officers; State Senator Barrow Peacock testifying in the House Retirement Committee on his bill increasing the benefits for the spouses and children of state troopers killed in the line of duty from 75% to 100% of the trooper’s salary; the House approving a bill raising the GPA requirements for the TOPS Opportunity Award; State Senator Troy Carter and State Senator Conrad Appel debating Carter’s bill raising the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2019; and the defeat of a bill providing domestic abuse protection for same sex couples. Host: Kelly Spires