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2016 Special Legislative Session #1, Week 2

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-26

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | SCHEDLER, TOM | Museums


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Stokes, Julie Interviewee
  • Schedler, Tom Speaker


This segment from the February 26, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the second week of the first 2016 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: an interview with State Representative Julie Stokes, a certified public accountant, on the state’s structural budget deficit; Secretary of State Tom Schedler testifying in committee on his disagreement with the Legislature dictating cuts within his department and the need to close the state’s museums during this fiscal crisis; and an update on the revenue raising measures and budget cuts under consideration to close the state’s $940 million shortfall for the current fiscal year. Host: Charlie Whinham