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Legislative Report - June 27, 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: 1986-06-27

Duration: 00:25:26

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | Louisiana State Police | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Interviewee
  • McCormick, Wiley Speaker
  • McKenzie, Jim Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Brinkhaus, Armand Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Newman, Cliff Speaker
  • McLeod, William Speaker
  • Casey, Tom Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Interviewee
  • Leach, Buddy Speaker
  • Baker, Richard Speaker
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • Campbell, Foster Interviewee
  • Lauricella, Hank Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 27, 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 Ed Stemiel of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and Victor Bussie of the Louisiana AFL-CIO on their concerns about the bill lifting one cent of the sales tax exemption on food, drugs, utilities, and gasoline; Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Wiley McCormick, James C. McKenzie of the Louisiana State Troopers Association, Governor Edwin Edwards, State Senator Armand Brinkhaus, and Senate President Sammy Nunez speaking at the historic rally of the Louisiana State Police against proposed budget cuts; an interview with State Representative John Hainkel on the possible revival of his bill allowing local governments to levy an occupational license tax; an interview with State Representative Jimmy Dimos on a bill allowing the Attorney General’s Office to hire private attorneys to represent the Office of Risk Management in lawsuits; State Senator Cliff Newman debating a bill allowing parimutuel betting on greyhound dog racing at horse racing tracks; State Senators William McLeod and Tom Casey debating a bill increasing the marriage license tax; an interview with Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom on a bill capping the gasohol tax exemption; and State Representatives Buddy Leach and Richard Baker debating a bill decreasing the gasohol tax exemption. Next, Myers conducts an in-studio interview with Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. William Arceneaux and State Senator Foster Campbell. They discuss the proposed $70 million cuts to the state’s colleges and universities and Campbell’s bill consolidating the state’s four higher education management boards. Lastly, Myers and Nachman continue reporting on the day’s headlines. These stories include State Senators Hank Lauricella and B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn debating the capital outlay bill, as well as State Representatives Buddy Leach and Woody Jenkins debating the bill lifting one cent of the sales tax exemption on food, drugs, utilities, and gasoline.