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May 9, 2014


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May 9, 2014
LSWI3735 - May 9, 2014

Legislative Wrap, Interview Segment, Louisiana Legend Dale Brown

Legislative Wrap (1:34) Lawmakers are in the final month of the regular session and the activity is picking up at the Capitol. The House is working on the state’s $25 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1st. One possible budgetary concern revolves around the federal government rejecting the state’s privatization plan for six hospitals across Louisiana. Bogalusa Senator Ben Nevers (D-Bogalusa) is now backing Governor Jindal’s alternative to Obamacare after his legislation supporting Medicaid expansion failed in committee. Charlie Whinham has LPB’s weekly recap. SHARE

Interview Segment (7:23) Rep. Steve Carter, (R) Baton Rouge, and Rep. Stephen Ortego, (D) Carencro discussed the House version of the state Budget Bill and where things stand at this point in the legislative session. SHARE

Louisiana Legend Dale Brown (16:19) Legendary LSU basketball coach Dale Brown is one of five individuals to be honored this week as a Louisiana Legend. This year’s other Louisiana Legends include former Louisiana Governor Mike Foster, blues musician Buddy Guy, civic activist Mary Frey Eaton and innovative rice producer W. Elton Kennedy. Tonight we profile Coach Brown, who led the Tigers for a quarter century and took LSU to a pair of Final Four appearances. SHARE

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