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Legislative Session, Week 1 (2021)

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: 2021-04-16

Duration: 00:06:14

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2021 | Politics | Government | Edwards, John Bel | Tax reform


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • James, Ted Interviewee
  • Mizell, Beth Interviewee
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the April 16, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr and Andre Moreau reporting on the first week of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. St. Cyr first reports on Governor John Bel Edwards’ opening address to legislators at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She also interviews State Representative Ted James and State Senator Beth Mizell, who discuss their priorities for the session. Moreau then interviews Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), who discusses the tax reform proposals that will be under consideration at the session.