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2016 Special Legislative Session #1, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-03-04

Duration: 00:06:45

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


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Speer, Butch Speaker
  • Barras, Taylor Speaker
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • LaFleur, Eric Speaker
  • Henry, Cameron Interviewee


This segment from the March 4, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the third week of the first 2016 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: House Clerk Butch Speer moving several House bills to the next day’s calendar; Speaker of the House Taylor Barras explaining to House members that they are waiting on the Senate to vote on several House bills before they can proceed; an interview with Senate President John Alario on the Senate’s concerns over the deep spending cuts proposed in House Bill 122; State Senator Eric LaFleur, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, criticizing the House’s approach to dealing with the budget shortfall; and an interview with State Representative Cameron Henry, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, on the House’s reluctance to vote on new revenue raising measures until the Senate votes on the budget cuts proposed in House Bill 122. Host: Charlie Whinham