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Headlines – February 26, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-26

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | STATE BUDGET | Natural Disasters | TORNADOES | Abortion | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Education | State legislators


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Davis, Michael Interviewee
  • Daigle, Joe Interviewee
  • Randazzo, Matthew Speaker


This segment from the February 26, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: a press conference with Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the progress of the Special Session; a report on the aftermath of devastating tornadoes in Convent and Paincourtville; the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor a new Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals; President Barack Obama signing a law sponsored by Congressman Charles Boustany that protects Louisiana’s seafood industry; the expansion of the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program in Louisiana through a $13 million grant from ExxonMobil; and the death of State Representative Ronnie Edwards at age 63.