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Special Session #2 Failure (2018)

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: 2018-06-08

Duration: 00:05:14

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018 | STATE BUDGET | SALES TAX


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crisp, Elizabeth Interviewee


This segment from the June 8, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the failure of state legislators to reach a compromise to fix the $650 million state budget deficit at the Second Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. She interviews Elizabeth Crisp of The Advocate newspaper, who discusses: the current status of the state budget; the passage of an increase in the earned income tax credit; the disagreement over an extension of the 2016 sales tax increase; and the possibility of any long-term state budget reform. Host: Andre Moreau