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2014 Legislative Session, Week 1

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-14

Duration: 00:06:05

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Distance education | Firearms | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Nichols, Kristy Speaker
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Carter, Steve Speaker
  • Tremblay, Larry Speaker
  • Broadwater, Chris Speaker


This segment from the March 14, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the first week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: highlights from Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address; Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the higher education spending in Governor Jindal’s proposed state budget; State Senator Karen Carter Peterson criticizing Governor Jindal’s previous cuts to higher education; State Representative John Bel Edwards criticizing Governor Jindal for the amount of time he spends traveling out-of-state; State Representative Steve Carter testifying before the House Education Committee on his constitutional amendment requiring higher education governing boards to include at least five members with business experience; Larry Tremblay of the Board of Regents testifying on a bill allowing colleges and universities to participate in SARA, an authorization service for online degrees; and State Representative Chris Broadwater testifying on his bill allowing non-profit organizations to auction off firearms at fundraisers held on college and university campuses. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford