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Special Session, Week 1 (1993)

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: 1993-03-12

Duration: 00:08:37

Subjects: Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1993 | STATE BUDGET | Politics | SPECIAL SESSIONS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Ackal, Bo Interviewee
  • Long, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Alario, John Speaker


This segment from the March 12, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the action at the first week of the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature to deal with the $816 million state budget shortfall. His report includes: highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the special session; interviews with State Representatives Bo Ackal and Jimmy Long on the $339 million in budget cuts passed by the House Appropriations Committee; State Representative Bo Ackal answering questions about the budget proposal on the House floor; State Representative Robert Adley presenting his amendment to use next year’s expected revenues in the state budget; and State Representative John Alario questioning Adley’s amendment. Host: Robert Collins