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Special Session, Week 2 (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-14

Duration: 00:19:29

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Louisiana. Legislature | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | LEGISLATION | DWI | Drunk driving | Convict labor | Prisons | PRISONERS | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | UNEMPLOYMENT | Unemployment insurance | Unemployment Trust Fund | Workers' compensation | WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | Louisiana AFL-CIO | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | INCOME TAX


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker
  • Weaver, Loy Speaker
  • Braden, Henry Speaker
  • Thompson, Mike Speaker
  • Hebert, Dennis Speaker
  • Kiefer, Nat Speaker
  • O'Keefe, Michael Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Bares, Allen Speaker
  • Baer, Mike Speaker
  • Windhorst, Fritz Speaker
  • Flory, Gordon Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Daniels, Belden Interviewee
  • Vaughn, Roger Speaker
  • Gomez, Ron Speaker
  • Lancaster, Charles Speaker
  • Bruneau, Peppi Speaker
  • Lanier, Ty Cobb Speaker


This segment from the January 14, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a recap of the week’s events at the special session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the debate over how to fund $3 million in aid to law enforcement agencies for the enforcement of the state’s new DWI laws; the House passage of a bill to use inmate labor in the construction of state prisons; a celebration promoting the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; the debate and passage of two unemployment compensation reform bills; debate over the workmen’s compensation reform bill; and debate over the state budget deficit and ways to raise state revenue, including an attempt by State Representative Ty Cobb Lanier to reinstate the personal income tax reduction. Host: Beth George