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2017 Legislative Session, Week 5

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: 2017-05-12

Duration: 00:03:57

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


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Hodges, Valarie Speaker
  • Moreno, Helena Speaker
  • Landry, Jeff Interviewee
  • Carter, Gary Speaker
  • Moore, Hillar Speaker


This segment from the May 12, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s recap of the fifth week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: lawmakers debating a bill to end paddling in schools; the House Ways and Means Committee voting against four of the bills in Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax package; State Representatives Valarie Hodges, Helena Moreno, and Gary Carter debating Hodges’ bill to outlaw sanctuary cities; an interview with Attorney General Jeff Landry on his support of the sanctuary cities bill; and East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about the findings of a new LSU report on non-violent offenders.