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Special Session #2, Week 3 (1994)

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: 1994-06-24

Duration: 00:10:24

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1994 | Politics | Government | VIDEO POKER


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Bruneau, Peppi Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Truly, Gayle Interviewee
  • Dewitt, Charlie Speaker
  • Thompson, Francis Speaker
  • Chaisson, Joel Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Vitter, David Speaker
  • Picard, Cecil Speaker
  • Arveson, Raymond Interviewee
  • Day, Linda Interviewee
  • Guillory, Elcie Speaker
  • Kennard, Donald Ray Interviewee
  • Roach, Randy Interviewee
  • Bankston, Larry Speaker


This segment from the June 24, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the third week of the second Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 1994. His report focuses on: the failure of several bills supported by Governor Edwin Edwards, including prevailing wage, raising unemployment benefits, and limiting handguns to people over the age of 21; the success of several other bills, including the creation of more juvenile bootcamps, banning smoking on school property, and a new teacher evaluation system; and the ongoing debate on regulating video poker at truck stops. His report includes comments by: State Representative Peppi Bruneau; Governor Edwin Edwards; State Representative Charlie Dewitt; State Representative Francis Thompson; State Representative Joel Chaisson; State Representative David Vitter; State Senator Cecil Picard; State Representative Elcie Guillory; and State Senator Larry Bankston. Duhe also interviews: Secretary Gayle Truly of the Louisiana Department of Labor; State Treasurer Mary Landrieu; Superintendent of Education Raymond Arveson; Linda Day of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE); State Representative Donald Ray Kennard; and State Representative Randy Roach. Host: Robert Collins