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Legislative Session Discussion (1987)

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: 1987-07-17

Duration: 00:25:57

Subjects: Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1987 | STATE BUDGET | Campaign Finance | Education | AIDS (Disease) | Elections, 1987 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1987 | Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | Politics


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Host
  • Hodge, Brenda Panelist
  • Maginnis, John Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 17, 1987, features Rob Hinton and Lynda Roedts leading a panel discussion on the 1987 Regular Session and 1987 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The panelists are Brenda Hodge of WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge and John Maginnis of Gris Gris. They discuss: the state’s cash flow problems; the state budget running a deficit; the possibility of a state government shutdown; the defeat of a bill limiting campaign contributions; the attempt to overturn the open primary system; education funding; the legislation dealing with AIDS; the most significant piece of legislation passed in the sessions; and their outlook for the 1987 gubernatorial election.