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Veto Override Session Recap (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: 2021-07-23

Duration: 00:11:51

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2021 | Veto


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Hilburn, Greg Interviewee
  • Robins-Brown, Peter Interviewee
  • Arrigo, Paul Interviewee
  • Mills, Gene Interviewee


This segment from the July 23, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau and Kara St. Cyr reporting on the historic veto override session of the Louisiana Legislature, which resulted in no veto overrides of the 28 bills under consideration. They first present highlights Governor John Bel Edwards’ post-session press conference. Moreau then interviews Greg Hilburn of the USA Today Network, who discusses the two major bills under consideration for veto overrides at the session, a bill banning transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports team and a bill allowing concealed carry without a permit, and the impact of the session on Governor John Bel Edwards and Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder. St. Cyr then reports on the possible impact of the session on the state’s hospitality industry. She interviews: Peter Robins-Brown of Louisiana Progress; Paul Arrigo of Visit Baton Rouge; and Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum.