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2018 Special Session #1, Week 2

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: 2018-03-02

Duration: 00:06:41

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


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Bouie, Joseph Speaker
  • Morris, Jay Interviewee
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker
  • Ivey, Barry Speaker
  • Dwight, Stephen Speaker
  • Carter, Gary Speaker
  • Harris, Lance Speaker


This segment from the March 2, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the second week of the first 2018 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report focuses on the House floor debate on a bill keeping a quarter cent of a temporary sales tax in order to fix the $1 billion fiscal cliff. It includes highlights of speeches by State Representatives Joseph Bouie, Walt Leger III, Barry Ivey, Stephen Dwight, Gary Carter, and Lance Harris. Spires also interviews State Representative Jay Morris. Host: Andre Moreau