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TOPS Task Force (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-09

Duration: 00:04:02

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | HIGHER EDUCATION | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • James, Ted Interviewee
  • Sikaffy, Hunter Interviewee
  • Morrish, Blade Interviewee


This segment from the February 9, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the TOPS Task Force’s decision to send nine conflicting recommendations to the full Legislature for consideration. Moreau reports that the mission of the TOPS Task Force was to identify ways to curb costs for the state’s college scholarship program. He interviews: State Representative Ted James, a member of the task force; Hunter Sikaffy, a senior at LSU; and State Senator Blade Morrish, the chairman of the task force.