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Legislative Highlights - June 30, 1978

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-30

Duration: 00:03:19

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | First use tax | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY | Environment | Cherry, William A., 1924-2007 | Government reorganization | Headlines


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Fernandez, Manny Speaker


This segment from the June 30, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s highlights from the 1978 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These highlights include Governor Edwin Edwards discussing his conversations with Texas politicians on their interest in adopting a first use tax on the transport of offshore natural gas, as well as State Representative Manny Fernandez speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives about the efforts of Dr. William Cherry, the State’s Health Officer, in derailing his bill on consolidating the state’s environmental agencies. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome