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Legislative Session Preview (2019)

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: 2019-03-15

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019 | Journalists


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Deslatte, Melinda Interviewee
  • Hilburn, Greg Interviewee


This segment from the March 15, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s preview of the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He interviews Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press and Greg Hilburn of the USA Today Network. They discuss: Governor John Bel Edwards’ proposal for teacher pay raises; the ongoing disagreement over the state revenue forecast; a bill abolishing the death penalty; the possibility of legislation restricting abortions in the state; a bill legalizing sports betting; and the possible impact of the 2019 statewide elections on the session.