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Fiscal Session, Week 5 (1996)

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: 1996-05-31

Duration: 00:08:10

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1996 | STATE BUDGET


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Ewing, Randy Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee
  • Tarver, Greg Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Interviewee


This segment from the May 31, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the fifth week of the 1996 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature. His report includes: the House passing the capital outlay budget; an interview with Senate President Randy Ewing on BESE’s plan for teacher pay raises; an interview with State Senator John Hainkel, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; State Senator Greg Tarver questioning Southern University on how they spent funds allocated for sickle cell anemia research; and an interview with State Senator Jay Dardenne on the Senate Finance Committee’s increased scrutiny of the state budget.