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Legislative Report – July 6, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-07-06

Duration: 00:27:29

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Leach, Buddy Speaker
  • Scott, Jock Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Bella, V.J. Interviewee
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 6, 1984, features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson and Ekings first report on the day’s headlines. These stories include: State Representative Buddy Leach, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and State Representative Jock Scott debating the compromise on the capital outlay bill; a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards discussing the session; and interviews with State Representative V.J. Bella and Speaker of the House John Alario on their reaction to the session. Next, Ekings recaps the major issues of the session. Lastly, Beth Courtney interviews Governor Edwin Edwards, who discusses his thoughts on the major issues of the session.