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2012 Legislative Session, Week 13

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-08

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Education | MINIMUM FOUNDATION PROGRAM | Educational vouchers | Islamic School of Greater New Orleans


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Perry, Jonathan Interviewee
  • Guillory, Elbert Interviewee
  • Burrell, Roy Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Havard, Kenneth Speaker
  • Carter, Steve Speaker
  • LaFleur, Eric Interviewee


This segment from the June 8, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the thirteenth and final week of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: interviews with State Senators Jonathan Perry and Elbert Guillory on the conclusion of the session; State Representatives Roy Burrell, John Bel Edwards, Kenneth Havard, and Steve Carter participating in a heated debate on the House floor over a bill funding the Minimum Foundation Program for public schools and its provision allowing the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans to accept public school vouchers; and an interview with State Senator Eric LaFleur on the Legislature avoiding the need for a special session. Whinham also reports on the highlights of the session, while host Shauna Sanford reports on the bills vetoed by Governor Bobby Jindal.