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Legislative Report – July 5, 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: 1984-07-05

Duration: 00:25:56

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Government | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Taxes | Education | Teacher pay raises | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Kimball, Clyde Speaker
  • Ensminger, John Speaker
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee
  • Scogin, Ed Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 5, 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, including State Representative Clyde Kimball and State Representative John Ensminger debating a constitutional amendment related to a $3 tax on license plates. Johnson and Ekings then conduct an in-studio interview with State Representative Richard Baker and State Representative Ed Scogin. They discuss: the House’s rejection of the Senate’s amendments to the capital outlay bill; their assessment of the session; Governor Edwin Edwards’ influence in the House; their votes on taxes; their disappointment with Governor Edwards’ education reform package; teacher pay raises; and the sustainability of the higher education system.