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Headlines - March 4, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-04

Duration: 00:02:33

Subjects: Headlines | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Health care reform | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | State employee pay raises | Commissioner of Higher Education | Purcell, Jim | Roemer, Buddy | Elections, 2012 | United States presidential election, 2012


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


This segment from the March 4, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s recap of the week’s top headlines. These stories include: the state spending $12 million to rebuild oyster beds destroyed by the BP Oil Spill; a press conference with Governor Bobby Jindal urging BP to pay for the oil spill restoration efforts; a judge ruling that Louisiana must move forward with the federal health care reforms known as Obamacare; the Civil Service Commission freezing pay raises for state employees; the Board of Regents naming Jim Purcell as the new Commissioner of Higher Education; and former Governor Buddy Roemer announcing his candidacy in the 2012 presidential election.