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Legislative Report – June 29, 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: 1984-06-29

Duration: 00:22:50

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Computer crimes | Kindergarten | Education | Open meetings law | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.)


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Bradley, C. Allen Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Jackson, Alphonse Speaker
  • Madden, Roberta Interviewee
  • Windhorst, Fritz Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 29, 1984, features Beth Courtney, Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson and Ekings first report on the day’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards holding a bill signing ceremony; an interview with State Representative Robert Adley on the new lemon law; an interview with State Representative C. Allen Bradley on the new computer crimes law; Governor Edwards discussing his hopes that the state’s continuing dispute with the federal government over offshore oil and gas royalties will soon be resolved; State Representative Alphonse Jackson addressing the House floor on the compromise bill requiring a mandatory half-day of kindergarten; an interview with Roberta Madden of Common Cause on her view that the Senate Finance Committee violated the state’s open meetings law; and Governor Edwards’ response to Madden’s allegations. Courtney then conducts an in-studio interview with State Senator Fritz Windhorst, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. He discusses: his response to the Common Cause allegations; the status of the state budget; the $17.5 million bail-out of the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; and his view that the Legislature is moving towards cutting state government.