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Legislative Recap - April 29, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-29

Duration: 00:11:33

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | EMPAK, Inc. | Salt domes | Political ethics | JONES, CHARLES D. "C.D." | Hickey, Ted | CRIME PREVENTION | Self-defense (Law) | Justifiable homicide | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Kember, Soup Interviewee
  • Haik, Ted Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Bruneau, Peppi Interviewee
  • Jones, Charles Interviewee
  • Hickey, Ted Speaker
  • Randolph, Ned Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Drennen, Mark Speaker
  • Perlman, Ralph Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Speaker
  • D'Gerolamo, Edward Speaker


This segment from the April 29, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a recap of the week’s major events at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the passage of an emergency resolution prohibiting the disposal of contaminated Alabama rainwater at a Bayou Sorrell hazardous waste facility; a one-year delay in the granting of a permit allowing EMPAK to store hazardous waste at a salt dome near Vinton; State Representative Woody Jenkins discussing his resolution to create the House Ethics Committee; State Representative Charles Jones addressing allegations that he used and distributed cocaine; the Senate electing State Senator Ted Hickey as Senate President Pro Tempore; State Senator Ned Randolph discussing his bill allowing a person to kill an intruder in their home; Governor Dave Treen announcing a parking agreement for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; and testimony on the differing revenue projections between the Legislative Fiscal Office and the Governor’s Budget Office in the House Appropriations Committee. Host: Beth George