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2015 Legislative Session, Week 4

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-08

Duration: 00:05:04

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | Transportation


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Connelly, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Robideaux, Joel Speaker
  • Jones, Sam Speaker
  • Alexander, F. King Speaker
  • Woodley, Sandra Speaker
  • St. Germain, Karen Speaker


This segment from the May 8, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kelly Connelly’s recap of the fourth week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Joel Robideaux, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, addressing the House floor on their available options for plugging the state’s $1.6 billion budget shortfall; State Representative Sam Jones questioning Robideaux on his willingness to participate in a veto session if Governor Bobby Jindal vetoes the state budget; LSU System President F. King Alexander and University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on the impact of the proposed budget cuts to higher education; and State Representative Karen St. Germain testifying on her bills to increase transportation funding. Host: Charlie Whinham