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1978 Legislative Session Preview

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-04-14

Duration: 00:10:01

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS | Local transit | Teacher pay raises | First use tax | Severance tax | NATURAL GAS | Community property | Head and Master Laws | Women's rights | Marriage | Taxes | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Interviewer
  • Brightbill, Roy Interviewee
  • Hill, John Interviewee


This segment from the April 14, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a preview of the major issues of the 1978 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature with Roy Brighthill of United Press International and John Hill of the Monroe Morning World and Shreveport Times. Those major issues include funding for mass transit systems, teacher pay raises, the creation of a first use tax related to the processing and transportation of natural gas produced offshore, changes to the severance tax on natural gas, and reform to the community property laws related to the “Head and Master” law, which defines the husband as the head and master of a household. Host: Beth George