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Headlines - September 13, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-13

Duration: 00:04:02

Subjects: Honore, Russel L. | Tax amnesty | Southern University and A & M College


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Barfield, Tim Speaker


This segment from the September 13, 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: retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore writing a full-page letter in the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper endorsing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; Secretary Tim Barfield of the Louisiana Department of Revenue announcing the 2013 tax amnesty program called Fresh Start; Area Development Magazine ranking Louisiana as the sixth best state to do business; an increase in enrollment at Southern University in Baton Rouge; U.S. News and World Report including five Louisiana colleges and universities in their nationwide rankings; and retired Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin joining the faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.