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Legislative Session Recap (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: 1986-07-4

Duration: 00:26:20

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


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Bradley, Allen Interviewee
  • Jones, Charles D. Interviewee
  • Webb, Garland Interviewee
  • Stewart, Gwen Interviewee
  • McCormick, Wiley Interviewee
  • Delpit, Joe Interviewee
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 4, 1986, features Laura Myers and Karen Nachman reporting on the conclusion of the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They report on the major issues of the session and the impact of the $400 million in state budget cuts passed by the Legislature. Their report includes: interviews with State Representatives Allen Bradley and Charles D. Jones; an interview with Garland Webb of AFSCME on the expected lay-offs of 5,000 state employees; an interview with Gwen Stewart of the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources on the expected lay-offs in her department; and an interview with Colonel Wiley McCormick, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, on the restoration of his agency’s funding in the budget. Myers also conducts an in-studio interview with State Representatives Joe Delpit and Richard Baker. They discuss their thoughts on the session and the state budget debate.