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2017 Legislative Session, Week 3

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-04-28

Duration: 00:04:47

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Taxes | Politics | Government | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Morris, Jim Speaker
  • Jones, Sam Speaker
  • Horton, Dodie Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Drenkard, Scott Speaker


This segment from the April 28, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the third week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report focuses on the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on the Edwards Administration’s proposed Commercial Activity Tax. It includes comments and testimony by: State Representative Jim Morris, committee member; State Representative Sam Jones, the bill’s sponsor; State Representative Dodie Horton, committee member; and Scott Drenkard of the Tax Foundation. It also includes highlights from a press conference with Governor John Bel Edwards. Host: Andre Moreau