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2016 Legislative Session, Week 9

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-05-13

Duration: 00:04:41

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | STATE BUDGET | TOPS PROGRAM | Health Care | Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Barras, Taylor Interviewee
  • Reynolds, Gene Interviewee
  • Albrecht, Greg Speaker
  • Dix, Manfred Speaker


This segment from the May 13, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the ninth week of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes: an update on the state budget, including the funding for TOPS and safety net hospitals; an interview with Speaker of the House Taylor Barras; an interview with State Representative Gene Reynolds, the chairman of the Democratic Caucus, on his concerns with the current state budget proposal; and Greg Albrecht of the Legislative Fiscal Office and state economist Manfred Dix testifying before the Revenue Estimating Conference on the current revenue projections. Host: Charlie Whinham