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Legislative Report - June 26, 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: 1986-06-26

Duration: 00:26:39

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | STATE BUDGET | Local governments | Banking Industry


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Scott, Jock Interviewee
  • Chabert, Leonard Interviewee
  • Andrepont, Burt Interviewee
  • Percy, Jimmie Interviewee
  • Ripoli, Bud Interviewee
  • Ullo, Chris Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Barham, Charles Speaker
  • Nelson, Sydney Speaker
  • Beach, Randy Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Interviewee
  • Haase, Charles Interviewee
  • Bowler, Emily Speaker
  • Forster, Garey Speaker
  • Pickering, Kenneth Interviewee
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • McLeod, William Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 26, 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 State Representative Jock Scott on the bill lowering the gasohol tax exemption; an interview with State Senator Leonard Chabert on the possibility of a special session in the fall; an interview with State Representative Burt Andrepont on the passage of revenue enhancements; an interview with Jimmie Percy of the Louisiana Municipal Association on a bill creating the Louisiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; an interview with State Representative Bud Ripoll on an amendment to his bill levying a sales tax on smokeless tobacco; an interview with State Representative Burt Andrepont on a resolution directing Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) maintenance employees to work a 4-day, 40-hour weekly schedule; an interview with State Representative Chris Ullo on a bill raising the fee for fishing licenses; State Representative John Hainkel testifying on his bill allowing local governments to levy an occupational license tax; State Senators Charles Barham and Sydney Nelson debating an amendment to Hainkel’s bill; an interview with Randy Beach of the Conference of Mayors on the funding issues facing local governments; an interview with State Senator Allen Barham on the need to give local governments some authority to recoup losses from federal and state budget cuts; an interview with Brigadier General Charles Haase of the Selective Service System on the requirement for all 18-year-old males to register with the Selective Service; Emily Bowler of the ACLU testifying on a bill related to the Selective Service; and State Representative Garey Forster testifying on a bill prohibiting nepotism in the judicial branch. Next, Myers conducts an in-studio interview with Commissioner of Financial Institutions Kenneth Pickering and State Representative Jimmy Dimos. They discuss the state of the banking industry in Louisiana, including recent bank failures and the approval of multi-parish branch banking and interstate banking. Lastly, Myers and Nachman continue reporting on the day’s headlines. These stories include: Senate President Sammy Nunez testifying on a bill limiting certain tax credit amounts for income taxes; State Senator Sydney Nelson discussing revenue enhancement bills; and State Senator William McLeod discussing the need to reform the state’s retirement systems.