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Legislative Session Panel Discussion (1991)

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: 1991-07-05

Duration: 00:27:57

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1991 | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1991 | Filmed panel discussions | Elections, 1991


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Drennen, Mark Panelist
  • Hill, John Panelist
  • Erwin, Barry Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 5, 1991, features Robert Collins leading a panel discussion on the 1991 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature with: Mark Drennen, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR); John Hill of the Gannett News Service; and Barry Erwin of WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge. They discuss: their overall thoughts on the session; some of the major issues under consideration, including the proposed repeal of the inventory tax, the suspension of the teacher evaluation program, the lobbyist disclosure bill, and abortion; the most effective state legislators and lobbyists at the session; and their thoughts on the 1991 gubernatorial election.