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1983 Legislative Session Recap

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-07-08

Duration: 00:06:47

Subjects: Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | STATE BUDGET | Multibank holding companies | Banking Industry | Lotteries


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Jefferson, William Speaker
  • Kimball, Clyde Speaker
  • Gee, Terry Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker


This segment from the July 8, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ recap of the major events at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the creation of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); the debate over the state budget; the defeat of a bill allowing multibank holding companies in the state; and the defeat of a bill creating a Louisiana Lottery. This report also includes highlights from Governor Dave Treen’s press conference on the conclusion of the session.