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Special Session #1 Discussion (1988)

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: 1988-04-01

Duration: 00:18:02

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1988 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Bowser, Greg Interviewee
  • Jetson, Raymond Interviewee


This segment from the April 1, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Lormand’s in-studio interview with Greg Bowser, special assistant to Governor Buddy Roemer, and State Representative Raymond Jetson on the conclusion of the first Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Highlights of a press conference with Governor Roemer discussing the session precedes the discussion. Bowser and Jetson discuss: the state’s financial crisis; the Legislature granting Governor Roemer broad authority to cut the state budget; the lack of information on the proposed budget cuts during the session; the creation of a Louisiana Recovery District; and the concerns about granting Governor Roemer the ability to increase fees.