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Headlines - December 16, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-12-16

Duration: 00:04:23

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Southern University and A & M College | Lake Bistineau State Park | Brees, Drew, 1979- | Sesame Street (Television program) | Elmo (Fictitious character: Henson) | Louisiana Spirits


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Brees, Drew Speaker
  • Elmo Speaker


This segment from the December 16, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the Legislative Fiscal Office estimating a $199 million revenue shortfall; Southern University in Baton Rouge submitting a reorganization plan to the Board of Regents as a result of declaring a financial emergency in October; an update on the overgrowth of salvinia in Lake Bistineau in Webster Parish; the Jefferson Davis Police Jury considering the rezoning of 23 acres at the Lacassine Industrial Park in order to allow Louisiana Spirits to build a rum distillery; and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees appearing on Sesame Street with Elmo.