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Legislative Session, Week 7 (1997)

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: 1997-05-16

Duration: 00:08:10

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1997 | Politics | Government


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Landry, Ron Speaker
  • Schedler, Tom Speaker
  • Branch, Mike Speaker
  • Marionneaux, Rob Speaker
  • Diez, Juba Speaker
  • Bruneau, Peppi Speaker
  • LeBlanc, Jerry Luke Interviewee


This segment from the May 16, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s recap of the week’s action at the seventh week of the 1997 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. His report includes: State Senator Ron Landry questioning State Senator Tom Schedler on a bill requiring drug testing for people convicted of a felony; State Senator Mike Branch discussing a bill creating an educational technology fund; State Representative Rob Marionneaux questioning State Representative Juba Diez on his bill raising the speed limit on highways to 70 miles per hour; State Representative Peppi Bruneau discussing his amendment to the state budget related to the rural and urban development program; and an interview with State Representative Jerry Luke LeBlanc, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, on the state budget.