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2014 Legislative Session, Week 10

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-16

Duration: 00:06:46

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Charter schools | Retirement | Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana | Education | Sex Education | East Baton Rouge Parish School System (La.)


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Pearson, Kevin Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Connick, Patrick Speaker
  • Wray, Mary Patricia Speaker
  • Brooks, Veronica Speaker
  • Nieland, Brigitte Speaker
  • James, Ted Speaker
  • White, Bodi Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Loupe, Chandler Speaker
  • Knapp, Adam Speaker
  • Alvarez, Evan Speaker
  • Rutledge, Demoine Speaker
  • Solet, Hilary Speaker
  • McDade, Sandy Speaker
  • Brown, Angelita Speaker


This segment from the May 16, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s recap of the tenth week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Kevin Pearson, Mary Patricia Wray of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, Veronica Brooks, and Brigitte Nieland testifying on Pearson’s bill requiring charter schools to make payments to the initial unfunded accrued liability of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana; State Representatives Walt Leger, Patrick Connick, and Ted James questioning the bill; State Senator Bodi White, Chandler Loupe, Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, attorney Evan Alvarez, and attorney Demoine Rutledge testifying on White’s bill providing school principals in East Baton Rouge Parish with greater autonomy in managing their schools; State Representative Pat Smith questioning the bill; and State Representative Pat Smith, Hilary Solet, Sandy McDade, and Angelita Brown testifying on Smith’s bill requiring comprehensive sex education for fourth through twelfth graders with an opt-out provision.