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Legislative Session, Week 7 (1995)

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: 1995-05-12

Duration: 00:11:16

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1995


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Bankston, Larry Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Roach, Randy Speaker
  • Forster, Garey Speaker
  • Jordan, Max Speaker
  • Bankston, Larry Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Thompson, Francis Speaker
  • Haik, Ted Speaker


This segment from the May 12, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the action at the seventh week of the 1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Senator Larry Bankston presenting his bill requiring a two-thirds vote to enact budget cuts at the state’s colleges and universities; State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn discussing his disapproval of dedicated funds in the state budget; State Representative Randy Roach questioning State Representative Garey Forster on his bill requiring the House and Senate Health and Welfare committees to approve the Medicaid bailout plan; State Senator Max Jordan testifying on his bill allowing more categories of aggravating circumstances to be considered when sentencing convicted felons; an interview with State Senator Larry Bankston on a bill consolidating the oversight of gambling into one board; a rally of state employees and teachers for state pay raises; an interview with Commissioner of Administration Raymond Laborde on his view that the Revenue Estimating Conference should vote in favor of categorizing New Orleans casino gambling revenue as recurring revenue, which would fund the state employee and teacher pay raises; and State Representatives Mitch Landrieu, Francis Thompson, and Ted Haik debating a bill changing the voting structure of the Revenue Estimating Conference. Host: Robert Collins