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Legislative Recap – July 2, 1982

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-02

Duration: 00:05:08

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | O'Keefe, Michael | WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION | Workers' compensation | REFORM BILLS | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | Louisiana AFL-CIO | Labor | Open container law | Drunk driving


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Steimel, Ed Speaker
  • Herman, Russ Speaker
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Gomez, Ron Interviewee
  • Kiefer, Nat Interviewee


This segment from the July 2, 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 conviction of Senate President Michael O’Keefe on three federal counts of mail fraud and obstruction of justice; testimony on the workmen’s compensation reform bill sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); and the defeat of the open container bill, which aimed to prohibit open containers of alcohol in vehicles. Host: Beth George