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2018 Legislative Session, Week 4

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: 2018-04-06

Duration: 00:10:53

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018 | STATE BUDGET | Gambling | Criminal justice, Administration of | Journalists | Louisiana. Legislature


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


This segment from the April 6, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau and Kelly Spires leading a roundtable discussion with three capitol reporters on the first four weeks of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature: Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press; Elizabeth Crisp of the Advocate newspaper; and Kevin Frey of WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. They discuss: the ongoing hearings on the state budget; the gambling bills under consideration; the bills scaling back the criminal justice reforms passed in 2017; the unanimous jury bill; and the possibility that the legislators will end the Regular Session early in order to go into a Special Session to fix the state budget deficit.