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Headlines – April 1, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-01

Duration: 00:03:41

Subjects: Taxes | MINIMUM WAGE | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | REED, KIM HUNTER | Agriculture | HUNTER, CLEMENTINE


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Starns, Dawn Speaker


This segment from the April 1, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: new taxes taking effect; Governor John Bel Edwards and Dawn Starns of the National Federation of Independent Business testifying before the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on a bill increasing the minimum wage; the appointment of Kim Hunter Reed, a former Vice President of the University of Louisiana System, as the Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education; an update on the state’s corn crop following the record rainfall; and the completion of the restoration of nine Clementine Hunter murals, which will be back on display at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches.