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May 20, 2016
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This Week at the Capitol, Remembering Bobby Freeman, Veterans Coming Home

This Week at the Capitol (03:19) Lawmakers aren’t allowed to make changes to tax code in even-numbered years during the regular session, but they’re still finding ways to save or generate money. Lawmakers vetted a program to collect fees from uninsured drivers, shot down a cost-saving measure for elderly care and took a look at tax incentives in preparation for next fiscal session. Kelly Spires wraps up this week at the capitol. SHARE


Remembering Bobby Freeman (09:46) Former two-term Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman passed away this week after suffering an inoperable aneurysm. Freeman was 82. LPB pays tribute to the public servant that his friends and colleagues hail as a fair-minded person that did his best to help the disadvantaged. Thanks to LPB’s Digital Media Archive (www.ladigitalmedia.com) you can view many stories of Bobby Freeman during his time as a state legislator and lieutenant governor working on important issues of the day. SHARE


Veterans Coming Home Program (15:42) Find out more about a public media campaign called Veterans Coming Home (www.veteranscominghome.org). A TV crew made up of veterans and civilians are crisscrossing the United States that includes a stop in Louisiana. We will meet the crew and see some of their amazing stories they are finding on the road. SHARE




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