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Legislative Recap – July 9, 1982

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-09

Duration: 00:07:33

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | DWI | Drunk driving | Convict labor | Prisons | PRISONERS | Horse racing


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Windhorst, Fritz Speaker
  • Jumonville, J.E. Speaker
  • Jumonville, J.E. Interviewee


This segment from the July 9, 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 status of the state budget; Governor Dave Treen signing a DWI bill into law, which requires mandatory jail time for first time offenders; the defeat of a bill that would allow the use of inmate labor in the construction of state prisons; and an update on bills related to the horse racing industry. Host: Beth George