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Legislative Recap - May 6, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-05-06

Duration: 00:05:58

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | House selling | FLOODS | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Salt domes | Midwifery | Midwives | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • D'Gerolamo, Edward Interviewee
  • Dimos, Jimmy Speaker
  • Cain, James David Speaker
  • Downer, Hunt Speaker
  • Haik, Ted Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the May 6, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features David Young’s recap of the week’s major events at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: an interview with State Representative Edward D’Gerolamo on Governor Dave Treen’s legislative package aiming to generate more revenue; State Representatives Jimmy Dimos and Hunt Downer questioning State Representative James David Cain in committee on his bill requiring home sellers to disclose if their home is located in a flood plain; State Representative Ted Haik speaking on the House floor on his bill prohibiting the storage of hazardous waste in Louisiana salt domes; and an interview with State Representative Woody Jenkins on his bill legalizing the practice of midwifery in the state. Young also reports on the headlines from the 1983 gubernatorial election, including former Governor Edwin Edwards accusing Governor Treen of being insensitive to the needs of the needy, elderly, and disadvantaged and Governor Treen’s response to those claims. Lastly, Young marks the death of former state legislator J.E. “Boyzee” Jumonville, Sr. at age 63. Host: Beth George