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April 17, 2015
Legislative Session Begins, Southern University Enrollment, Walk for Humanity, Remembering Percy Sledge

Legislative Session Begins () Lawmakers from across Louisiana converged on Baton Rouge for the start of the regular legislative session. The state is facing a $1.6 billion shortfall and it could leave higher education and health care taking the brunt of the cuts. Governor Jindal’s proposed budget calls for cutting business tax credits and rebates to help reduce the deficit. The Democratic Caucus opposes that plan and is calling for lawmakers to curb using one-time dollars to fund annual expenditures. Charlie Whinham recaps Week One at the capitol. SHARE

Southern University Enrollment () Facing potentially huge budget cuts by state lawmakers, Southern University is taking aggressive steps to increase enrollment. Attorney Preston Castille, president of the SU Alumni Federation and the head of recruitment Anthony Jackson will explain how they are trying to attract more students. SHARE

Walk for Humanity () One Shreveport woman has inspired thousands around the state to join her global walk for humanity. The Institute for Global Outreach is changing the lives of orphaned and HIV positive children in Africa. Shauna Sanford will show us how in a short amount of time Velma Tarver is helping countless children and how you can get involved. SHARE

Remembering Percy Sledge () Iconic R&B singer Percy Sledge died this week in Baton Rouge after battling liver cancer. He was 74. Louisiana Public Broadcasting remembers the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy nominee who sung the timeless classic “When a Man Loves a Woman.” LPB honored Sledge as a Louisiana Legend in 1995. SHARE


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