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Legislative Recap – June 10, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-06-10

Duration: 00:07:59

Subjects: Crime | Drug traffic | RACKETEERING | Prisons | Prison overcrowding | Political ethics | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Young, David Host
  • McKeithen, John Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Randolph, Ned Speaker
  • Casey, Tom Speaker
  • Usry, T. Allen Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Deen, Jesse Speaker
  • Kimball, Clyde Speaker


This segment from the June 10, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features David Young and Robyn Ekings’ recap of the week’s major events at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: former Governor John McKeithen speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about the state’s tax system and his view that former Governor Edwin Edwards is the favorite in the 1983 gubernatorial election; Governor Dave Treen’s response to McKeithen’s comments; State Senator Ned Randolph presenting his drug racketeering bill, which allows the state to seize the profits from the sale of illegal drugs; State Senator Tom Casey questioning Randolph on the impact of the bill on the innocent spouses; attorney T. Allen Usry testifying in committee on a bill allowing parishes more autonomy in dealing with prison overcrowding; State Representative Woody Jenkins presenting his resolution to create a House Ethics Committee; State Representative Jesse Deen questioning Jenkins on the confidentiality of the ethics proceedings; and State Representative Clyde Kimball moving to table Jenkins’ resolution.