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March 14, 2014
LSWI3727 - March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 - Balancing the State Budget, Legislative Recap – Week One, Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield, Happy St. Patty’s Weekend!

Balancing the State Budget (03:31) State lawmakers have a difficult task ahead of them as they delve into the multi-billion dollar spending plan proposed by the governor. The process is complicated and legislators learned this week that an $87 million dollar shortfall has been projected before the fiscal year ends on June 30th. Will lawmakers find the money and where will it come from? Shauna Sanford talks with experts to help explain the intricate process of balancing the state budget. SHARE

Legislative Recap – Week One (10:12) Governor Bobby Jindal opened the 2014 Legislative session pushing tort reform, increased funding for higher education and combating human sex trafficking. Opponents call his agenda light and Rep. Karen Carter Peterson (D-New Orleans) said the governor’s budget plan is a complete farce. Charlie Whinham recaps Week One at the capitol. SHARE

Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield (16:19) Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. The disease is rare in men, but it does happen. Researchers estimate over 2,300 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Survivor Charles Cooper joins Dr. Rani Whitfield to discuss this deadly disease. SHARE

Happy St. Patty’s Weekend (23:21) Enjoy this video postcard from LPB videographer Rex Q. Fortenberry after returning from the Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland, located south of Dublin. SHARE

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Emmy award winning broadcaster Charlie Whinham joined Louisiana Public Broadcasting in the… »»» READ MORE

The 2016 Special Legislative Session is to convene at noon on Sunday, February 14, 2016 with adjournment on Friday, March 4th.
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