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Hot Topics of the 2014 Legislative Session [Part 2 of 2]

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-27

Duration: 00:14:56

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Barry, John M., 1947- | Restore Louisiana Now | Louisiana Right to Life Federation | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Abortion | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Environment | LAWSUITS | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Clapper, Benjamin Panelist
  • Schneider, Mercedes Panelist
  • Barry, John Panelist
  • Carter, Raegan Speaker
  • Chauvin, Lauren Speaker


This segment from the June 27, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford leading a panel discussion on three of the major issues of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature with Benjamin Clapper of the Louisiana Right to Life Federation, Common Core opponent Dr. Mercedes Schneider, and John Barry of Restore Louisiana Now. They discuss: the Jindal Administration’s efforts against implementing Common Core; the lack of teacher input during the development of Common Core; the passage of State Representative Katrina Jackson’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act; and the passage of State Senator Bret Allain’s bill stopping the lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for environmental damages to the wetlands.