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2012 Legislative Session, Week 8

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-04

Duration: 00:06:55

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Retirement | Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana | Bus drivers | Crime | DWI | Drunk driving | Traffic safety | Online impersonation | Health Care | Rural health services | Nurse practitioners | PHYSICIANS


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Long, Gerald Speaker
  • Thomas, Rina Speaker
  • Guillory, Elbert Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Wray, Mary Patricia Interviewee
  • Perry, Jonathan Speaker
  • Moreno, Helena Speaker
  • Fruge, Marc Speaker
  • Willmott, Tom Speaker
  • Morrell, J.P. Speaker
  • Hill, Jacqueline Speaker
  • Blalock, Andy Speaker


This segment from the May 4, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the eighth week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Senator Gerald Long, Rina Thomas of the Governor’s Office, and State Senator Elbert Guillory debating Long’s bill providing a cost of living increase for retired teachers aged 75 and over; State Representative Joe Harrison testifying on his bill eliminating tenure for new school bus drivers; an interview with Mary Patricia Wray of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on her opposition to Harrison’s bill; State Senator Jonathan Perry testifying on his bill increasing the amount of jail time required for DWI convictions; State Representative Helena Moreno and Marc Fruge testifying on Moreno’s bill creating the crime of online impersonation; and State Representative Tom Willmott, State Senator J.P. Morrell, Dr. Jacqueline Hill of the Louisiana State Nurses Association, and Dr. Andy Blalock of the Louisiana State Medical Society testifying on Willmott’s bill allowing nurse practitioners to operate independently of physicians.