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Legislative Report – April 16, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-16

Duration: 00:23:42

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


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 16, 1984, features Beth Courtney, Robyn Ekings, and Ken Johnson hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. It includes highlights from Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address. He discusses: his program of executive orders to create committees to study the internal efficiencies of state government, the cost of state civil service, school discipline, testing in schools, economic development, prisons, and the early retirement of state employees; the necessity of raising taxes during the March Special Session; the status of the state budget; and the state’s latest economic development projects.