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Legislative Session, Week 10 (1990)

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: 1990-06-22

Duration: 00:27:00

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1990 | STATE BUDGET | Taxes | Lotteries


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Jones, Charles D. Interviewee
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 22, 1990, features Robert Collins and Karen Nachman reporting on the tenth week of the 1990 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They lead a panel discussion with three state legislators: State Representative Charles D. Jones, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus; State Representative John Alario, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee; and State Representative Robert Adley, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. They discuss: the status of the state budget; their stance on the proposed taxes; possible budget cuts; Governor Buddy Roemer’s relationship with state legislators; the bill creating a statewide lottery; their reaction to a recent editorial in an Atlanta newspaper on the action in the Louisiana Legislature; and the chaos at the end of the session.