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Constitutional Amendments on the 1980 Ballot

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-31

Duration: 00:05:53

Subjects: Elections, 1980 | Constitutional amendments | Louisiana. Constitution (1974) | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Taxes | PROPERTY TAXES | HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION | HIGHER EDUCATION | Universities and colleges

Contributors:

  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Calogero, Pascal Interviewee
  • Dennis, Jim Interviewee
  • Cole, Luther Speaker
  • Thiel, Art Interviewee
  • Granger, Frank Interviewee
  • Thompson, Mary Interviewee

Description

This segment from the October 31, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the four constitutional amendments on the ballot for Election Day on November 4. These amendments would move automatic criminal appeals to the Court of Appeals instead of the Louisiana Supreme Court, increase the homestead exemption on property taxes, grant voting rights to college students serving on the governing boards for colleges and universities, and roll back millage rates. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome