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Legislative Session, Week 9 (1992)

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: 1992-05-29

Duration: 00:27:34

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1992 | Louisiana Lottery Corporation | Lotteries


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Duke, David Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Broussard, Oswald Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Speaker
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Alexander, Avery Speaker
  • McMains, Chuck Speaker
  • Jetson, Raymond Interviewee
  • Brun, Roy Speaker
  • Curtis, Israel Speaker
  • Clifton, Ronnie Interviewee
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Graedl, Jim Interviewee
  • Rombach, John Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Carr, Michael Interviewee
  • Jeansonne, Mary Interviewee
  • Garland, Greg Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from May 29, 1992, features Robert Collins and Jeff Duhe reporting on the ninth week of the 1992 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Collins first reports on the week’s headlines, including highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards testifying in favor of a compromise bill calling for a limited constitutional convention, as well as David Duke testifying against the bill. Duhe then reports on the latest action at the State Capitol, including: State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn expressing his concerns about the increase in state spending; an interview with fisherman Oswald Broussard at a rally of fishermen protesting against a bill allowing landowners to deny access to fisheries; Victor Bussie, the president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, testifying on the fair share bill; an interview with House Speaker John Alario on the lobbyist disclosure bill; State Representatives Avery Alexander and Chuck McMains debating a bill establishing term limits for state legislators; an interview with State Representative Raymond Jetson on a bill allowing billboards on Interstate 49; and State Representatives Roy Brun and Israel Curtis discussing a bill authorizing the use of metal detectors in public schools. Next, Duhe reports on the economic impact of the Louisiana Lottery. He interviews: Ronnie Clifton of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation; Ed Steimel, lottery opponent; Jim Graedl, Bauerlein Advertising; John Rombach of the Legislative Fiscal Office; and Commissioner of Administration Raymond Laborde. Lastly, Collins conducts an in-studio interview with: Michael Carr, the outgoing president of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation; Mary Jeansonne, the chairwoman of the Lottery Board; and Greg Garland of the Advocate newspaper. They discuss Garland’s series of articles on the lottery and the search for a new lottery president.