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Legislative Report – July 2, 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: 1984-07-02

Duration: 00:25:10

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | STATE BUDGET | Day care centers | Politics | Government


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Rayburn, Sixty Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • Theriot, Sam Interviewee
  • Downer, Hunt Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Speaker
  • Newman, Cliff Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 2, 1984, features 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: State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, presenting the state budget on the Senate floor; Senate President Sammy Nunez speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about the necessity of the tax increases passed during the March special session; interviews with State Representative Sam Theriot and Hunt Downer on a bill providing 10% pay raises for sheriffs, clerks of court, and assessors; an interview with State Representative John Hainkel on whether he plans to switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party; and State Senator Allen Bares and State Senator Cliff Newman debating a bill requiring legislative approval for colleges or universities to change their names. Johnson and Ekings then conduct an in-studio interview with State Representative Woody Jenkins and State Representative Mary Landrieu. They discuss the ongoing debate over a bill requiring the mandatory licensing of day care centers.