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Legislative Session Concludes (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-06-11

Duration: 00:26:08

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


  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Johnson, Jon Speaker
  • Johnson, Jon Interviewee
  • Hopkins, Roy "Hoppy" Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Wardlaw, Jack Panelist
  • Morgan, Robert Panelist
  • Shuler, Marsha Panelist
  • Hasten, Mike Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 11, 1993, features Jeff Duhe reporting on the conclusion of the 1993 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. His report includes: State Senator Jon Johnson discussing the debt limit included in the capital outlay bill; an interview with Senator Johnson on the creation of a new sports and recreation complex in New Orleans; State Representative Roy “Hoppy” Hopkins and State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn discussing the sports complex; an interview with Speaker of the House John Alario on the passage of a lobbyist disclosure bill; and highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards’ press conference. Duhe then leads a panel discussion with four capitol reporters: Jack Wardlaw of the New Orleans Times-Picayune; Robert Morgan of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Marsha Shuler of the Baton Rouge Advocate; and Mike Hasten of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. They discuss: the state budget; funding for higher education; the increase in the sales tax; fiscal reform; the capital outlay bill; the local option for dockside gambling; and the jockeying during the last days of the session.