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1984 Special Legislative Session, Week 1

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-03-23

Duration: 00:12:40

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Edwards, Edwin W. | Taxes


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Pasqua, Charles Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Stima, Bubba Speaker


This segment from the March 23, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ recap of the first week of the 1984 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes: highlights from Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the special session; an outline of Governor Edwards’ $1.1 billion tax package; Governor Edwards testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee; an interview with Charles Pasqua, the president of the Louisiana Municipal Association, on his organization’s support of the plan; State Representative Woody Jenkins testifying against the tax package; an interview with Ed Steimel, the president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); an interview with State Representative Woody Jenkins; Bubba Stima of the Homebuilders Association testifying against a tax on real estate sales; an interview with Governor Edwards; and Governor Edwards speaking on the House floor. Host: Beth Courtney