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2018 Legislative Session, Week 8

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: 2018-05-04

Duration: 00:10:13

Subjects: Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018 | Politics | STATE BUDGET | MEDICAID | Louisiana secretary of state election, 2018


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Crisp, Elizabeth Panelist
  • Alford, Jeremy Panelist


This segment from the May 4, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau and Kelly Spires leading a roundtable discussion with two capitol reporters on the first eight weeks of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, Elizabeth Crisp of The Advocate newspaper and Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics. They discuss: whether legislators will be able to end the session early on May 18th; the status of the state budget; Medicaid enrollees being sent eligibility notices that their coverage could be dropped due to possible budget cuts; what happens if the Legislature does not pass a state budget by June 30th; and the upcoming special election for secretary of state following the resignation of Tom Schedler.