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1987 Legislative Session, Week 1

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: 1987-04-24

Duration: 00:25:36

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1987 | Politics | Government | Edwards, Edwin W. | STATE BUDGET | Education | Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc. | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Narcisse, Lawrence Interviewee
  • Leach, Buddy Interviewee
  • O'Neal, B.F. Interviewee
  • Blache, C.J. Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Interviewee
  • Drennen, Mark Interviewee
  • Skelton, Fred Speaker
  • Budd, Virginia Interviewee
  • Dean, Pat Interviewee
  • Wilmore, Delores Interviewee
  • LaCour, Nat Speaker
  • Bruneau, Peppi Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 24, 1987, features Rob Hinton and Lynda Roedts reporting on the first week of the 1987 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Roedts first reports on the reaction to Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the Legislature. She interviews: Lawrence Narcisse of the Louisiana Association of Educators; State Representative Buddy Leach; State Representative B.F. O’Neal; C.J. Blache of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); and Victor Bussie of the Louisiana AFL-CIO. Next, Hinton conducts an in-studio interview with Mark Drennen, the new president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR). He discusses: the Governor’s proposed state budget; PAR’s recommendation for reforming the revenue estimating process; budget reform as a top priority; the state of the economy; PAR’s recommendations for establishing a mineral stabilization fund and retirement reform; the AFL-CIO’s wage tax proposal; and education funding. Hinton then reports on a teacher rally sponsored by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT) that was held on the steps of the State Capitol. It includes highlights of the speeches given by: Fred Skelton of LFT; Nat LaCour of the United Teachers of New Orleans; and Governor Edwin Edwards. He also interviews: Virginia Budd, president of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Pat Dean, a teacher from Baton Rouge; and Delores Wilmore, a teacher from New Orleans. Lastly, Hinton reports on the week’s other headlines, including highlights of State Representative Peppi Bruneau presenting the Republican delegation’s priorities for the session.