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2011 Legislative Session, Week 5

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-27

Duration: 00:04:42

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Abortion | False imprisonment | PRISONERS | Compensation for judicial error | Immigration | Illegal Aliens | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Shanks, Bill Speaker
  • Flournoy, Melissa Speaker
  • Johnson, Ricky Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the May 27, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the events at the fifth week of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Governor Bobby Jindal criticizing the House Appropriations Committee for their amendments to the state budget; Pastor Bill Shanks and Melissa Flournoy of Louisiana Progress Action testifying on State Representative John LaBruzzo’s bill redefining the beginning of “personhood” to the time of conception; Ricky Johnson testifying before the House Criminal Justice Committee on a bill increasing the compensation for people wrongfully convicted of a crime; State Representative Joe Harrison testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on his illegal immigration bill; and State Representative John Bel Edwards questioning Harrison on the costs associated with his bill. Host: Shauna Sanford