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1980 Year in Review: The Legislature

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-01-02

Duration: 00:07:41

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Education | Professional Practices Commission | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Treen, David C., 1928-2009


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Jackson, Alphonse Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Speaker
  • Picard, Cecil Speaker
  • Braden, Henry Speaker
  • Douglas, Emmitt Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • O'Keefe, Michael Interviewee
  • Bella, V.J. Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the January 2, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a look back at the 1980 Regular and Special Sessions of the Louisiana Legislature. The major stories of the sessions include: the passage of the Professional Practices Commission for teachers; the opposition of the Legislative Black Caucus to Governor Dave Treen’s proposed state budget; and the debate over the capital outlay bill. This report also touches on the relationship between Governor Treen and the state legislators. Host: Ron Blome