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Sec. Marketa Walters & Sec. Jimmy LeBlanc Interview (2018)

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: 2018-06-15

Duration: 00:08:43

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018 | STATE BUDGET | Prisons | FOOD STAMPS | Walters, Marketa Garner | Louisiana. Department of Children & Family Services | Louisiana. Department of Corrections


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Walters, Marketa Interviewee
  • LeBlanc, Jimmy Interviewee


This segment from the June 15, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s in-studio interview with Secretary Marketa Walters of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc of the Louisiana Department of Corrections. They discuss the possibility of cutting the state’s food stamp program and releasing prisoners early if state legislators do not fix the $650 million state budget deficit at the upcoming Third Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature.