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2015 Legislative Session, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-01

Duration: 00:06:57

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | CIGARETTE TAXES | Tax credits | Film Industry | Health Care | HEALTH INSURANCE | MEDICAID | Medical marijuana


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Connelly, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Hoyt, Fred Speaker
  • McConnell, Sherri Speaker
  • French, Will Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • Joffrion, Phillip Speaker
  • Cage, Edgar Speaker
  • Ranatza, Mike Speaker


This segment from the May 1, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kelly Connelly’s recap of the third week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: convenience store owner Fred Hoyt testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on a bill increasing the cigarette tax; Sherri McConnell of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation and Will French of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association testifying on a bill capping the film industry tax credit program; State Senator Ben Nevers, Phillip Joffrion of Americans for Prosperity, and Edgar Cage of Together Louisiana testifying before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Nevers’ bill expanding the Medicaid program; and Mike Ranatza of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association testifying in favor of State Senator Fred Mills’ bill establishing the protocols for dispensing medical marijuana. Host: Charlie Whinham