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2011 Legislative Session, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-13

Duration: 00:05:22

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | HIGHER EDUCATION | UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS | Southern University in New Orleans | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Millennium Trust Fund | Welfare | DRUG TESTING | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker
  • Rainwater, Paul Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Smith, Gary Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Cortez, Page Speaker
  • Jackson, Michael Speaker
  • LaBruzzo, John Speaker
  • Murrow, Liz Speaker
  • Barrow, Regina Speaker


This segment from the May 13, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the events at the third week of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Walt Leger questioning Speaker of the House Jim Tucker on the lay-offs associated with the potential merger of the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO); State Representative Pat Smith questioning Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater on the plans to use federal recovery money to pay for the merger; State Representatives Gary Smith and Page Cortez questioning Governor Bobby Jindal on a proposed constitutional amendment dedicating the interest from the Millennium Trust Fund to the TOPS program; State Representative Michael Jackson questioning State Representative John LaBruzzo on his bill requiring drug testing for adult welfare recipients; and Liz Murrow of the Governor’s Office and State Representative Regina Barrow testifying on Barrow’s bill mandating diversity on the Board of Regents. Host: Charlie Whinham