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Special Session #1 Recap (1994)

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: 1994-02-25

Duration: 00:05:07

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1994 | Louisiana. Department of Public Safety and Corrections | Prisons


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Foti, Charles Interviewee
  • Stalder, Richard Speaker
  • McMains, Chuck Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Winham, Steve Speaker


This segment from the February 25, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the first Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 1994. Duhe reports that the week-long session was called because of a state budget shortfall in the Department of Public Safety and Corrections due to a miscalculation in the amount of money needed to pay local sheriffs for housing inmates. His report includes highlights of the committee testimony by Secretary Richard Stalder of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and Steve Winham, budget director. He also interviews: Speaker of the House John Alario; Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Charles Foti; State Representative Chuck McMains; and Governor Edwin Edwards. Host: Robert Collins