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Constitutional Convention Proposal (2017)

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: 2017-05-19

Duration: 00:05:13

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017 | Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1973)


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Forgey, Quint Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Foil, Franklin Speaker
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker


This segment from the May 19, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on a bill under consideration at the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature to call a limited constitutional convention on fiscal issues. It includes highlights of State Representative Franklin Foil, one of the bill’s sponsors, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee. Her report also features highlights from a 2013 panel discussion on the 1973 Constitutional Convention, including comments by former Governor Buddy Roemer, former Governor Edwin Edwards, Senate President John Alario, and former State Representative Woody Jenkins. Host: Andre Moreau