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Special Session, Week 2 (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: 1986-12-12

Duration: 00:19:04

Subjects: Lotteries | ETHANOL | DRINKING AGE | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | STATE BUDGET


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Brookshear, Bob Speaker
  • Steimel, Ed Speaker
  • Ward, Lou Speaker
  • Borne, Dan Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Speaker
  • Charton, Steve Speaker
  • Clayton, Lynn Speaker
  • Cain, James David Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Speaker
  • Neeson, Richard Speaker
  • Scott, Jock Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from December 12, 1986, features Rob Hinton and Lynda Roedts reporting on the second week of the 1986 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. First, Roedts reports on the testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee on several tax bills under consideration. Her report includes testimony by: Governor Edwin Edwards; Bob Brookshear of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association; Ed Steimel of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); Lou Ward of Ward Oil; Dan Borne of Kaiser Aluminum; and State Representative Raymond Laborde. Next, Hinton reports on the testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee on a bill authorizing a statewide lottery. His report includes testimony by: Governor Edwards; Steve Charton of the National Federation of Independent Businesses; Reverend Lynn Clayton of Alexandria; and Ed Steimel of LABI. Roedts then reports on the committee testimony for a bill reducing the ethanol subsidy to farmers. Her report includes testimony by several farmers, as well as State Representative James David Cain and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom. Next, Hinton reports on the committee testimony for a bill raising the minimum drinking age to 21. His report includes testimony by the bill’s sponsor, State Senator Richard Neeson. Lastly, Hinton reports on other headlines from the Special Session, including State Representative Jock Scott speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about a package of bills cutting spending by $157 million.