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Gov. Dave Treen - April 20, 1981

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-04-20

Duration: 00:58:05

Subjects: Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Louisiana Governors | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Politics | Government | Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement | Construction projects | Crime | Juvenile Delinquents | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Transportation | COASTAL EROSION | Local governments


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Interviewee
  • Bella, V.J. Interviewee
  • Jackson, Johnny Interviewee
  • Hargroder, Charles M. Interviewee
  • Duffy, Joan Interviewee


Beth George hosts a special report on the opening day of the 1981 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 20, 1981. It features highlights from Governor Dave Treen’s opening address to a joint session of the Legislature. In his speech, Governor Treen discusses the potential areas where the state can spend the oil and gas revenues in the Enhanced Mineral Trust Fund, including the construction of schools, juvenile detention and treatment facilities, and roads and bridges, cleaning up hazardous waste disposal sites, promoting recreation and culture, protecting the state’s coastline from coastal erosion, and providing aid to local governments for construction projects. Ron Blome then talks to three legislators about their reactions to Governor Treen’s speech, State Senator Sammy Nunez, State Representative V.J. Bella, and State Representative Johnny Jackson. Lastly, Beth George previews the session with two capitol correspondents, Charles M. Hargroder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item and Joan Duffy of United Press International.