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Special Session #2 Wrap-Up (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-10-23

Duration: 00:06:23

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2020 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Edwards, John Bel | COVID-19 pandemic


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the October 23, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the conclusion of the second Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He interviews Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), who discusses: the legislators’ goals for the session; their efforts to curtail Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive powers and management of the COVID-19 pandemic; hurricane recovery; the unemployment trust fund; and other measures passed. Moreau also presents highlights from a press conference with Governor Edwards responding to a petition signed by state legislators aiming to limit his executive powers.