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2014 Legislative Session, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-28

Duration: 00:05:30

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Traffic safety | Cell phones and traffic accidents | Local governments | Traffic violations | Speed traps | RALLIES | Together Louisiana | Payday loans | Predatory lending | HIGHER EDUCATION | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Huval, Mike Speaker
  • Brown, Terry Speaker
  • Pylant, Steve Speaker
  • Harris, Ronnie Speaker
  • Fisher, Penny Interviewee
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • James, Ted Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Bishop, Wesley Speaker
  • Carter, Steve Speaker


This segment from the March 28, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the third week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Mike Huval testifying before the House Transportation Committee on his bill banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving; State Representative Terry Brown questioning Huval on the bill; State Representative Steve Pylant and Ronnie Harris of the Louisiana Municipal Association testifying on Pylant’s bill requiring the posting of a “speed trap” sign in areas where local governments generate more than 50% of their revenue through fees from speeding tickets; an interview with Penny Fisher, a victim of predatory lending; State Senator Ben Nevers and State Representative Ted James speaking at a rally held by Together Louisiana and the AARP against the predatory lending practices of payday loan companies; State Representative Joe Harrison testifying before the House Education Committee on his bill raising the eligibility requirements for the TOPS program and capping the scholarship at $1600 per semester; and State Representatives Wesley Bishop and Steve Carter questioning Harrison on the bill. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford