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Capitol Reporters Roundtable (2018)

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: 2018-02-09

Duration: 00:11:04

Subjects: Journalists | STATE BUDGET | SALES TAX | Edwards, John Bel | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Deslatte, Melinda Panelist
  • Crisp, Elizabeth Panelist
  • Frey, Kevin Panelist


This segment from the February 9, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau and Kelly Spires leading a roundtable with three capitol reporters: Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press; Elizabeth Crisp of the Advocate newspaper; and Kevin Frey of WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. They discuss: the disagreement on how to fix the 2018 fiscal cliff; the relationship between Governor John Bel Edwards and the Legislature; the debate over extending the fifth penny of state sales tax; and Speaker of the House Taylor Barras’ proposed spending reforms.