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Legislative Session Recap (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: 1990-07-13

Duration: 00:26:39

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


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Adley, Robert Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Speaker
  • Kimball, Clyde Speaker
  • Drennen, Mark Interviewee
  • Hill, John Panelist
  • Watsky, Steve Panelist
  • Anderson, Ed Panelist
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 13, 1990, features Robert Collins and Karen Nachman reporting on the conclusion of the 1990 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Nachman first reports on the last-minute maneuverings at the capitol, including the passage of an unbalanced state budget. Her report includes highlights of State Representatives Robert Adley, Raymond Laborde, and Clyde Kimball debating the state budget. She also interviews Mark Drennen, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR). Collins then leads a panel discussion with three capitol reporters: John Hill of the Gannett News Service; Steve Watsky of United Press International; and Ed Anderson of the Times-Picayune. They discuss: the major legislation at the session; Governor Buddy Roemer’s relationship with the Legislature; and the impact of the session on the state’s national image.