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1988 Legislative Session, Week 4

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: 1988-05-13

Duration: 00:24:14

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


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Jetson, Raymond Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Patin, Charles Interviewee
  • Kendrick, Brian Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from May 13, 1988, features Ken Lormand and Roger Sockman reporting on the fourth week of the 1988 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Sockman first recaps the week’s activity at the session. These stories include: Governor Buddy Roemer testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the amendments to his state budget proposal, including the restoration of the 40-hour work week for state employees; State Representative Raymond Jetson speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about Roemer’s proposed budget; interviews with State Representatives Robert Adley and Raymond Laborde on the status of the state budget; an interview with Charles Patin, a Roemer staff attorney, on the bill creating the Louisiana Recovery District; the House approving a campaign finance reform package; and Governor Roemer declaring Tourism Awareness Week. Next, Sockman reports on Governor Roemer’s tour of the Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Lake Charles and his signing of the Delta Pact with Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton on a Mississippi River barge. Lastly, Lormand interviews outgoing Commissioner of Administration Brian Kendrick. He discusses: his accomplishments; reinstituting the 40-hour work week for state employees; centralizing the money under the control of the Governor’s office; his replacement; the need for bridge funding for local governments; and the possibility of raising revenue.