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Headlines - April 27, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-04-27

Duration: 00:06:16

Subjects: Headlines | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | FLOODS | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | MORGANZA SPILLWAY | Bonnet Carre Spillway | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | Louisiana Conservative Caucus | CAUCUSES | STATE BUDGET | Abortion | Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Scott, Jock Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Bella, V.J. Speaker
  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker


This segment from the April 27, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the 1979 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards taking a helicopter tour of the flooding in South Louisiana, including Gonzales, and discussing the possibility of federal aid for flood victims; the Army Corps of Engineers continuing to monitor the Mississippi River prior to its crest and deciding to keep the Bonnet Carre Spillway open, while the Morganza Spillway remains closed; the Independent Legislative Study Group, or Conservative Caucus, outlining their legislative agenda for the session, including their concerns on unnecessary spending in the state budget and an abortion bill; and debate on the floor of the House of Representatives over the mismanagement and budget deficit of the Department of Health and Human Resources. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome