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Legislative Recap - June 25, 1982

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-06-25

Duration: 00:11:01

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | CAPITAL OUTLAY | O'Keefe, Michael | PREVAILING WAGES | Construction industry | Convict labor | Prisons | PRISONERS | Drunk driving | Open container law


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Gee, Terry Speaker
  • Hogan, Mike Speaker
  • Weaver, Loy Speaker
  • Dischler, Louis Speaker
  • Baker, Richard Speaker
  • Lalonde, Lala Speaker
  • Gomez, Ron Speaker


This segment from the June 25, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a recap of the week’s major events at the 1982 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the Senate Finance Committee discovering that the state budget is currently running a deficit; Speaker of the House John Hainkel postponing the debate on the capital outlay bill; Senate President Michael O’Keefe attending a federal court hearing related to his federal mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges; the defeat of the repeal of the prevailing wage law in the House; the House passage of a bill that allows the use of inmate labor in the construction of state prisons; and the House passage of an open container bill, which prohibits open containers of alcohol in vehicles. Host: Beth George