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2018 Legislative Session, Week 3

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: 2018-03-30

Duration: 00:04:55

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Retirement | Defined benefit pension plans | Defined contributions pension plans | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Scott, Robert Travis Interviewee
  • Wray, Mary Patricia Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ recap of the third week of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report focuses on a pension reform bill, which aims to move the state retirement pension plan from a defined benefits plan to a hybrid of a defined benefits and a defined contribution plan for new state employees starting in 2020. She interviews Robert Travis Scott of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) and Mary Patricia Wray of the Louisiana Public Pension Coalition. Host: Andre Moreau