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Legislative Session, Week 10 (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: 1995-06-02

Duration: 00:09:48

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


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Accardo, Joe Speaker
  • Campbell, Foster Interviewee
  • Vitter, David Interviewee
  • Lalonde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Ackal, Bo Speaker
  • Cox, James Speaker
  • Bowler, Shirley Speaker
  • Bartlett, Terri Speaker
  • Brun, Roy Interviewee
  • Gunn, Steve Speaker
  • Thompson, Francis Interviewee
  • Foster, Mike Interviewee
  • Downer, Hunt Interviewee
  • Mitchell, Danny Interviewee
  • Kennard, Donald Ray Interviewee


This segment from the June 2, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe reporting on the action at the tenth week of the 1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Joe Accardo presenting his amendments to a campaign finance bill banning contributions from gambling interests; an interview with State Senator Foster Campbell on his bill requiring gambling establishments to close over the Easter holiday; an interview with State Representative David Vitter on his term limits bill; an interview with State Representative Raymond Lalonde on his bills allowing local option elections for video poker and riverboat gambling; State Representative Bo Ackal testifying in favor of a bill changing the vo-tech schools to community colleges in Acadiana; State Senator James Cox questioning Ackal; State Representative Shirley Bowler and Terri Bartlett of Planned Parenthood testifying on a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions; an interview with State Representative Roy Brun on his bill allowing people to carry concealed handguns; State Representative Steve Gunn testifying on his bill requiring legislative oversight for state fees; an interview with State Representative Francis Thompson on his bill capping legal judgements against the state; an interview with State Senator Mike Foster on a bill forbidding punitive damages in workers’ compensation cases; an interview with State Representative Hunt Downer on his bill encouraging the hiring of welfare recipients; an interview with State Representative Danny Mitchell on his bill banning loud music on car stereos in residential neighborhoods; and State Representative Donald Ray Kennard on his bill related to towing cars without insurance. Host: Robert Collins