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2016 Special Legislative Session #1, Week 4

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-03-11

Duration: 00:06:35

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


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Alford, Jeremy Interviewee
  • Carter, Troy Speaker
  • Waguespack, Stephen Speaker


This segment from the March 11, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the conclusion of the first 2016 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes: Spires’ recap of the chaotic final fifteen minutes of the session on the Senate floor; an interview with Jeremy Alford, the publisher of, on the dynamics between the House and Senate during the special session; State Senator Troy Carter speaking in favor of raising business taxes; Stephen Waguespack, the president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), testifying in the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee against raising business taxes; and a rundown of the taxes that did pass during the special session. Host: Charlie Whinham