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2017 Legislative Session, Week 4

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: 2017-05-5

Duration: 00:03:23

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


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Henry, Cameron Speaker
  • Moller, Jan Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker


This segment from the May 5, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the fourth week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report focuses on the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of a state budget that only allocates 97.5% of the state’s projected income in order to avoid mid-year budget cuts. It includes comments by: State Representative Cameron Henry, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project; State Representative Walt Leger III; and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne. Host: Andre Moreau