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Special Session of the Legislature (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-09-05

Duration: 00:15:18

Subjects: Politics | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Construction projects | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | SPECIAL SESSIONS | LEGISLATION | Treen, David C., 1928-2009


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Wall, Shady Speaker
  • Fowler, A.M. Speaker
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Randolph, Ned Interviewee
  • O'Keefe, Michael Interviewee
  • Windhorst, Fritz Interviewee
  • Johnson, Jon Speaker
  • Doucet, Eddie Speaker
  • Guidry, Jesse Speaker
  • Fernandez, Manny Speaker


This segment from the September 5, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features ; a report on the special session of the Louisiana Legislature, which was called in order to pass the capital outlay bill. This report includes: highlights from Governor Dave Treen’s opening speech addressing the spending limits placed on state construction projects in the capital outlay bill; a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee; an interview with State Senator Ned Randolph on his bill to reform the procedure for submitting projects for consideration in the capital outlay bill; a public briefing held by the Senate; and debate on the floor of the House of Representatives on amendments calling for more spending in the bill. Host: Ron Blome