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2018 Special Session #1, Week 1

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: 2018-02-23

Duration: 00:06:35

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018 | STATE BUDGET | Taxes


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Ivey, Barry Speaker
  • Reynolds, Gene Interviewee
  • James, Ted Interviewee
  • Dwight, Stephen Interviewee
  • Havard, Kenny Speaker


This segment from the February 23, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the first week of the first 2018 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report focuses on the make-up of the House Ways and Means Committee and the possibility that they will vote tax measures to the House floor in order to fix the fiscal cliff. It also includes highlights of Governor John Bel Edwards’ opening address to the session and the details of Speaker of the House Taylor Barras’ proposed spending reforms. Her report also includes: State Representative Barry Ivey, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, commenting on the state’s past tax decisions; an interview with State Representative Gene Reynolds, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus; an interview with State Representative Ted James, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee; an interview with State Representative Stephen Dwight on his proposed tax bill; and State Representative Kenny Havard testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee. Host: Andre Moreau