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Legislative Report – May 1, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-05-01

Duration: 00:25:07

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Politics | Government | Political action committees | Moore, W. Henson, 1939- | Alario, John A. Jr., 1943- | Banking Industry


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Stern, Philip Interviewee
  • Moyse, Herman, Jr. Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Spradley, Tom Interviewee
  • Mapes, Bud Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from May 1, 1984, features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson reports on the day’s headlines, including an interview with Speaker of the House John Alario on extending the deadline to file bills and an interview with Philip Stern of Citizens against PACs on Congressman Henson Moore’s $467,000 campaign war chest. Next, Ekings reports on a proposal to allow multi-parish banking in the state. Her report includes interviews with Herman Moyse, Jr. of City National Bank and State Representative Raymond Laborde. Lastly, Johnson and Ekings conduct an in-studio interview with Tom Spradley, the lobbyist for the Association for Competitive Banking, and Bud Mapes, the lobbyist for the Louisiana Association of Independent Bankers. They discuss their arguments for and against the multi-parish banking bill.