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Special Session, Week 1 (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-07

Duration: 00:22:43

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | UNEMPLOYMENT | Unemployment insurance | Unemployment Trust Fund | WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION | Workers' compensation | Louisiana AFL-CIO | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Scogin, Ed Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Steimel, Ed Speaker
  • Normile, Tom Speaker
  • Flory, Gordon Speaker
  • Bussie, Victor Speaker
  • Nelson, Sydney Interviewee


This segment from the January 7, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the events of the first week of the special session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes: Governor Dave Treen discussing the state budget deficit at his year-end press conference; highlights from Governor Treen’s opening address to the Legislature; interviews with state legislators on their proposals to raise state revenue; testimony on two bills aimed at reforming the state’s bankrupt Unemployment Trust Fund; details on the new workmen’s compensation reform bill; and an in-studio discussion with reporters Robyn Ekings and David Young on the week’s activities. Host: Beth George