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Legislative Report - June 25, 1986

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: 1986-06-25

Duration: 00:25:36

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | STATE BUDGET | Prisons


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Leach, Buddy Interviewee
  • Sampite, Joe Interviewee
  • Powell, Charles Interviewee
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee
  • Scott, Jock Interviewee
  • Jumonville, J.E. Speaker
  • Brinkhaus, Armand Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee
  • Lauricella, Hank Interviewee
  • Brady, Bud Interviewee
  • Phelps, C. Paul Interviewee
  • Litchfield, Elmer Interviewee
  • Windhorst, Fritz Speaker
  • Bradley, Allen Speaker
  • Patti, Frank Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 25, 1986, features Laura Myers and Karen Nachman hosting a daily legislative report on the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They first report on the day’s headlines. These stories include: an interview with Speaker of the House John Alario on the timeline for votes on revenue raising measures; an interview with State Representative Buddy Leach on the growing interest in restoring $200-$300 million to the state budget; interviews with Natchitoches Mayor Joe Sampite and Charles Powell of the City of Natchitoches on the budget issues facing local governments due to federal and state cuts and unfunded mandates from the state; interviews with State Representatives Richard Baker and Jock Scott on a bill reducing the gasohol tax exemption; State Senator J.E. Jumonville discussing the need to consider reducing the gasohol tax exemption; an interview with State Senator Armand Brinkhaus on the capital outlay bill; an interview with State Representative Buddy Leach on the possibility of a special session; an interview with State Representative John Hainkel on the revisions to the horse racing fee schedule; an interview with State Senator Hank Lauricella on his bill requiring oil companies to notify private landowners of their permit requests on their land; and an interview with State Representative Bud Brady, the vice chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee, on prison reform legislation. Next, Myers conducts an in-studio interview with Secretary C. Paul Phelps of the Louisiana Department of Corrections and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Elmer Litchfield. They discuss the impact of the proposed budget cuts on state prisons and local jails. Lastly, Myers and Nachman continue reporting on the day’s headlines. These stories include: State Senator Fritz Windhorst discussing a constitutional amendment increasing the license plate fee from $3 to $25; State Representatives Allen Bradley and Frank Patti debating a bill establishing a statewide first day of school for all public schools; and the resignation of State Representative Eddie D’Gerolamo.