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Legislative Session, Week 5 (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-05-01

Duration: 00:17:47

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1992 | Apportionment (Election law) | Gambling


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Breaux, John Speaker
  • Bagneris, Dennis Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Johnson, Jon Speaker
  • Baker, Richard Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • Campbell, Foster Interviewee
  • Reilly, Sean Interviewee
  • Brun, Roy Interviewee
  • Witten, Morris Interviewee
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Hemmeter, Chris Speaker
  • Heitmeier, Francis Interviewee
  • Lalonde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Knecht, Joe Interviewee
  • Carter, Ken Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Moon Interviewee


This segment from the May 1, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins, Jeff Duhe, and Arcie Chapa reporting on the fifth week of the 1992 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Collins first reports on the week’s headlines, including the Louisiana reaction to the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles and highlights of United States Senator John Breaux speaking to the Democratic Leadership Conference meeting in New Orleans. Chapa then reports on the Senate passing a Congressional reapportionment plan. Her report includes highlights of the Senate floor, including comments by State Senators Dennis Bagneris, John Hainkel, Jay Dardenne, and Jon Johnson. It also includes highlights of Congressman Richard Baker speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club. Next, Duhe reports on the other headlines at the session including: Senate President Sammy Nunez presenting his bill requiring a five-year revenue forecast; an interview with State Senator Foster Campbell on his bill limited sports and other extracurricular activities to two hours a day; an interview with State Representative Sean Reilly on his bill creating a fund for math and science supplies in the classroom; an interview with State Representative Roy Brun on his bill allowing a tuition exemption for educators to sit in on classes where space is available; and an interview with Morris Witten of Common Cause on the lobbyist disclosure bill. Lastly, Chapa reports on developer Chris Hemmeter presenting his plans to build a casino complex in New Orleans. She interviews: State Senator Francis Heitmeier; State Representative Raymond Lalonde; John Knecht, president of the New Orleans AFL-CIO; Orleans Parish Assessor Ken Carter; and former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu.