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2016 Legislative Session, Week 5

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-15

Duration: 00:06:16

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | Politics | Government | Edwards, John Bel | STATE BUDGET | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Hospitals | Education | Charter schools


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Henry, Cameron Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • White, John Speaker
  • Roemer, Caroline Speaker


This segment from the April 15, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the fifth week of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Governor John Bel Edwards and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on their revised spending plan for the TOPS program and hospitals; State Representative Cameron Henry, the chairman of the committee, explaining that legislative spending priorities may differ from Edwards’ plan; State Representative Pat Smith, Superintendent of Education John White, and Caroline Roemer of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools testifying before the House Education Committee on Smith’s bill limiting the number of new charter schools; and Governor Edwards discussing his intention to call a special session in June. Host: Charlie Whinham