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2012 Legislative Session, Week 9

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-11

Duration: 00:06:42

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | STATE BUDGET | RAINY DAY FUND | Public contracts | DRUG TESTING | Louisiana Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program | OIL INDUSTRY | Landowners | Mineral rights


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fannin, Jim Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Rainwater, Paul Speaker
  • Mack, Sherman Speaker
  • Jackson, Katrina Speaker
  • Tasman, Rob Speaker
  • Allain, Bret Speaker
  • Morris, Jim Speaker


This segment from the May 11, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the ninth week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Jim Fannin, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, asking his colleagues if they want to consider using the Rainy Day Fund to cover the state’s budget shortfall; State Treasurer John Kennedy and Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater testifying on a bill calling for a 10% cut in state contracts; State Representative Sherman Mack and Rob Tasman of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops testifying on Mack’s bill requiring random drug testing for recipients of the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) administered through the Department of Children and Family Services; State Representative Katrina Jackson questioning Mack on the bill; and State Representative Jim Morris questioning State Senator Bret Allain on his bill requiring oil companies to give landowners 30 days’ notice before the mineral rights owner can drill on their property. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford