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Legislative 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: 1993-04-02

Duration: 00:24:48

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | STATE BUDGET | Health Care | HEALTH INSURANCE | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1993


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Pinsonat, Bernie Interviewee
  • Long, Huey Speaker
  • McMains, Chuck Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Theriot, Steve Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • Carson, Marcus Interviewee
  • Dupre, Gil Interviewee
  • Czernik, David Interviewee
  • Somers, Rick Interviewee
  • Adams, Phyllis Interviewee
  • Brown, Jim Interviewee
  • Bankston, Larry Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 2, 1993, features Robert Collins, Jeff Duhe, and Arcie Chapa reporting on the first week of the 1993 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Collins first report on the week’s headlines, including comments by State Representative John Alario on the House passing a bill limiting their ability to issue more credit. Duhe then reports on the rift between Governor Edwin Edwards and the Legislature on the best way to deal with the state’s $618 million state budget shortfall. His report includes highlights of Governor Edwards’ opening address to the Legislature. It also includes interviews: Bernie Pinsonat, pollster; State Representative Chuck McMains; State Representative Robert Adley; Governor Edwards; State Representative Steve Theriot; and Commissioner of Administration Raymond Laborde. Lastly, Chapa reports on the health care reform package sponsored by Governor Edwards and Commissioner of Insurance Jim Brown. She interviews: Marcus Carson of the Louisiana Health Care Campaign; Gil Dupre of the Louisiana Managed Care Association; David Czernik of the Louisiana Consumers League; Rick Somers of Louisiana Citizen Action; Phyllis Adams of the Louisiana Health Care Campaign; Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown; and State Senator Larry Bankston.