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1988 Legislative Session, Week 3

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: 1988-05-06

Duration: 00:26:09

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


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Bella, V.J. Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Cody, Wilmer Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from May 6, 1988, features Ken Lormand and Roger Sockman reporting on the third week of the 1988 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Lormand first interviews Governor Buddy Roemer, who discusses: whether his state budget proposal is in balance; the $750 million state budget deficit; his proposed cuts; education reform; his unofficial invitation to attend the next OPEC meeting; and the newly created Louisiana Recovery District. Sockman then recaps the week’s activity at the session. These stories include: the House Appropriations Committee’s ongoing hearings on the state budget, including interviews with State Representatives Robert Adley and V.J. Bella; Governor Roemer discussing his proposal to remove state aid to local school boards; the first meeting of the new pardon board; highlights from Teacher Appreciation Week; and an interview with Dr. Wilmer Cody, the new State Superintendent of Education, on accepting a $95,000 salary.