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Legislative Session Roundtable (1997)

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: 1997-06-27

Duration: 00:26:08

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Filmed panel discussions | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1997 | Politics | Government


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Shuler, Marsha Panelist
  • Maginnis, John Panelist
  • Desselle, Stephanie Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 27, 1997, features Robert Collins leading a panel discussion with Marsha Shuler of the Baton Rouge Advocate, John Maginnis of Louisiana Political Fax Weekly, and Stephanie Desselle of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). They discuss the major stories from the 1997 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including: Governor Mike Foster’s performance; the failure of automobile insurance reform; the changes to the Board of Regents; education reform; teacher pay raises; and the failure of a new contract with Harrah’s for the New Orleans casino.