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Legislative Session, Week 7 (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: 1993-05-14

Duration: 00:06:00

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


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Ackal, Bo Speaker
  • Reilly, Sean Speaker
  • Ackal, Bo Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Armstrong, David Interviewee
  • Barro, Greg Interviewee
  • Farley, Bill Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the May 14, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the seventh week of the 1993 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He first reports on the House passing the state budget. It includes: highlights of State Representative Bo Ackal, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, presenting the state budget on the House floor; State Representative Sean Reilly questioning Ackal about the funding included for higher education; and an interview with Ackal. Duhe then reports on the other action at the session, including: an interview with State Treasurer Mary Landrieu on her support of a legislative package reforming the state’s retirement system; an interview with State Representative David Armstrong on a gun control bill; an interview with State Senator Greg Barro on his bill amending the homestead exemption; and highlights of a press conference with Bill Farley, CEO of Fruit of the Loom, and Governor Edwin Edwards announcing the plans for a new Fruit of the Loom factory in Vidalia. Host: Robert Collins