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Headlines - March 15, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-15

Duration: 00:04:07

Subjects: MEDICAID | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Tax reform | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Texas Brine Company


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Kleckley, Chuck Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Roemer, Chas Speaker
  • Ravitch, Diane Speaker


This segment from the March 15, 2013, 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: a new study by Jackson Hewitt finding that Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision to not accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) could cost Louisiana employers $50 to $75 million a year; Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley questioning Governor Jindal on his tax reform plan; Texas Brine’s plans to offer buyouts to homeowners impacted by the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish; and highlights of a debate on education between Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) President Chas Roemer and Dr. Diane Ravitch, a former United States Assistant Secretary of Education.