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2015 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: 2015-04-17

Duration: 00:06:16

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | LANDFILLS | Louisiana New Opportunities Waiver Program | People with disabilities


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • James, Ted Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Thompson, Francis Speaker
  • Donahue, Jack Speaker
  • Burrell, Roy Speaker
  • Harrison, Elaine Speaker
  • Beech, Sam Speaker


This segment from the April 17, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the first week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: highlights from Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address; State Representatives Ted James and John Bel Edwards speaking about their disagreements with Governor Jindal’s proposed state budget; State Senators Francis Thompson and Jack Donahue of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget debating a $2 million budget adjustment for the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to pay for the salting and sanding of state roads following two winter storms; State Representative Roy Burrell discussing the closure of the Harrelson Landfill in Shreveport; and Elaine Harrison of Families Helping Families and Sam Beech of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on their support of expanding the number of waivers available through the New Opportunities Waiver Program.