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Headlines – April 8, 2016

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-08

Duration: 00:03:26

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities | RICHARD, ZACHARY | Courtney, Beth | Medical marijuana


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Richardson, Bill Speaker
  • Richard, Zachary Speaker
  • Courtney, Beth Speaker


This segment from the April 8, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor John Bel Edwards announcing his plan to call an additional special session to deal with the state’s budget deficit; Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about the Governor’s plan to reform the tax system; Dr. Bill Richardson speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the LSU AgCenter’s lack of funding for growing medical marijuana; and Zachary Richard (2016 Humanist of the Year) and Beth Courtney (Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities) accepting their awards from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in New Orleans.