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Government Shutdown Impact (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-01-18

Duration: 00:04:52

Subjects: Government shutdowns | Walters, Marketa Garner | Moller, Jan | FOOD STAMPS


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Walters, Marketa Interviewee
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee


This segment from the January 18, 2019, 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 Jan Moller, the executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project. They discuss the impact of the partial federal government shutdown in Louisiana, including: the decision to distribute February food stamps early; the 6,000 federal employees in Louisiana not receiving pay checks; the economic impact of the shutdown; and the need for Congress to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.