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2015 Legislative Session, Week 2

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-24

Duration: 00:05:18

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | Taxes | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Transportation


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Connelly, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Robideaux, Joel Interviewee
  • Broadwater, Chris Speaker
  • Kliebert, Kathy Speaker
  • Jones, Sam Speaker


This segment from the April 24, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kelly Connelly’s recap of the second week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: an update on State Senator Robert Adley’s bill eliminating the business inventory tax; an interview with State Representative Joel Robideaux, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, on the possibility that the committee will hear over 100 bills throughout the session to help plug the state’s $1.6 billion shortfall; State Representative Chris Broadwater testifying before the House Education Committee on his bill providing colleges and universities with more autonomy to raise fees; Secretary Kathy Kliebert of the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on DHH’s efforts to cut costs without cutting services; and State Representative Sam Jones questioning State Representative Patrick Connick on his bill dedicating toll credits from the Crescent City Connection to Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) projects in the vicinity of the bridge. Host: Charlie Whinham