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2014 Legislative Session, Week 5

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-04-11

Duration: 00:06:34

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Payday loans | Predatory lending | Drone aircrafts | Environmental monitoring | Education | TEXTBOOKS | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | Politics | Government


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • James, Ted Speaker
  • Jones, Dana Speaker
  • Murray, Larry Speaker
  • McCullen, Troy Speaker
  • White, Bodi Speaker
  • Honore, Russel Speaker
  • Goppelt, Kathryn Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Desselle, Stephanie Speaker


This segment from the April 11, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the fifth week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Ted James, Dana Jones, Larry Murray, and Troy McCullen of the Louisiana Cash Advance Association testifying before the House Commerce Committee on James’ bill capping payday loan annual percentage rates at 36% per year; State Senator Bodi White testifying on his bill prohibiting drones from flying over chemical plants and water facilities; retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore of the Green Army testifying on the potential benefits of using drones in environmental monitoring; Ascension Parish resident Kathryn Goppelt testifying in favor of a bill allowing local school boards to select textbooks for their school districts; and State Representative Joe Harrison and Stephanie Desselle of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) testifying on Harrison’s bill making the Superintendent of Education an elective position instead of an appointive position.