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2015 Legislative Session, Week 5

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-15

Duration: 00:06:56

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Bell Helicopter | Tourism | Charter schools | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Geymann, Brett Speaker
  • Broadwater, Chris Speaker
  • Appel, Conrad Speaker
  • Goppelt, Kathryn Speaker
  • Watsey, Candice Speaker
  • Schales, Tammy Speaker
  • Cawelti, J.J. Speaker
  • Robideaux, Joel Speaker
  • Johnson, Mike Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • LeJeune, Brian Speaker
  • White, John Speaker


This segment from the May 15, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the fifth week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Brett Geymann, State Representative Chris Broadwater, State Senator Conrad Appel, and teachers Kathryn Goppelt, Candice Watsey, and Tammy Schales testifying before the House Education Committee on Geymann’s Common Core compromise bill; J.J. Cawelti of Bell Helicopter and State Representative Joel Robideaux testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on Robideaux’s bill providing a sales tax exemption for helicopters sold at the Bell Helicopter facility in Lafayette; State Representative Chris Broadwater questioning State Representative Mike Johnson on his bill creating an incentive program for the development of new tourism infrastructure; and State Representative John Bel Edwards, Jefferson Davis Parish Superintendent Brian LeJeune, and State Superintendent of Education John White testifying on Edwards’ bill prohibiting the BESE Board from authorizing charter schools in districts with an “A” or “B” rating. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford